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  • Annetts, , Robert (2014-08-05)
    Transform insecticide is a new insecticide which was registered for control of the key sap-feeding pests in Australian cotton in 2013. Transform is fast acting, has residual activity and is relatively non-disruptive to ...
  • Hopkinson, Jamie; Kramer, Stephanie; Lloyd, Richard; Grundy, Paul (2014-08-05)
    Outline Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) is a major pest of cotton. This is because it produces sticky honeydew that contaminates lint, reducing the quality of cotton. Silverleaf Whitefly can be controlled with ...
  • Khan, Moazzem; Byers, Kristy; Spargo, Gail (2014-08-05)
    Solenopsis mealybug (Phenococcus solenopsis) has been a pest of cotton in Australia since initial outbreaks in Emerald and the Burdekin in 2009. They can cause significant loss and damage to bolls via feeding and reduce ...
  • Bange, Michael; Caton, Jane; Hodgson, Darin; Price, Jo (2014-08-05)
    Micronaire is a measure of fibre linear density (fineness) and maturity. Factors affecting supply and partitioning of photosynthetic assimilates to fruit affect micronaire. High micronaire occurs when there are good growing ...
  • Grundy, Paul; Hopkinson, Jamie; Sharman, Murray (2014-08-05)
    With rogue cotton becoming a seemingly common sight along roadways and drainage lines a survey was conducted throughout Queensland and parts of northern New South Wales covering over 13,000km of roads and drainage ways to ...
  • Heimoana, Simone; Wilson, Lewis (2014-08-05)
    The Problem Cotton aphid and silverleaf whitefly feed on phloem sap and produce sugar rich honeydew that can contaminate open cotton bolls leading to downstream problems with processing. Despite established management ...
  • Brodrick, Rose; Bange, Michael (2014-08-05)
    One of the key challenges growers have when they have water for a limited number of irrigations is confidently knowing when to use this water to optimise yield, quality and water use efficiency. Irrigation timing is critical ...
  • Braunack, Michael; Johnston, David; McWhirter, Heath (2014-08-05)
    Early planting poses some risk in cool regions resulting in re-planting if cold days or frost occur after emergence. So the question is, will oxodegradable thin plastic film increase soil temperature and conserve seedbed ...
  • Howard, Tanya (2014-08-05)
    challenges suggest the need for research with cotton growers, distributers and participants in the production cycle, to understand what people think the future holds for the industry, and it's cotton communities. Combining ...
  • Ringrose-Voase, Anthony; Nadelko, Tony (2014-08-05)
    Deep drainage below irrigated crops wastes a scarce resource and can potentially lead to rising water tables and salinity. The lysimeter facility at the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) was used to measure deep ...
  • Sandell, G.R.; Baillie, C.P.; Chen, G.; Szabo, P.M. (2014-08-05)
    Question/issue being addressed? Continued pressure on oil price affects cotton production because it is a highly mechanised and high-input crop that relies heavily on diesel, fertilisers, chemicals and water. Increased ...
  • Smith, Linda; Scheikowski, Linda; Bauer, Bartley (2014-08-05)
    Why are disease surveys important? Surveys are conducted by pathologists to monitor the distribution and importance of key endemic pests and record the presence or absence of new or exotic diseases. DAFF Qld has identified ...
  • Staines, Trudy; Downes, Sharon (2014-08-05)
    The cotton industry is challenged with attracting and retaining core staff, on-farm labour, and access to professional advisers and service providers. This project is a strategy to link the cotton industry with schools, ...
  • O'Keeffe, K. (2014-08-05)
    Careful management is needed if row crops are to be established after rice crops. It will take about 18 months for the soil to be suitable for row crops after the conversion of rice layouts to a row crop layout. ...
  • Smith, P; Foley, J.; Priest, S; Bray, S; Montgomery, J (2014-08-05)
    In 2001 a comprehensive review of centre pivot and lateral move (CPLM) irrigation systems in the Australian cotton industry was undertaken by Foley & Raine (2001). Interviews of 31 growers provided a detailed look at the ...
  • Szabo, M.; Montgomery, J.; Sandell, G. (2014-08-05)
    Energy costs have risen significantly over the past decade and cotton growers continue to look for ways to improve their on farm energy use efficiency. Pumping costs on irrigated cotton farms consistently account for 60 ...
  • Grundy, Paul; Yeates, Steve; Iker, Jamie; Spargo, Gail; Roughley, Ngaire (2014-08-05)
    Issue being addressed Peak summer weather in the central Highlands region can be highly variable with potential for cloudy wet monsoonal influences or high temperatures and humidity which reduces a crops capacity to keep ...
  • Antille, Diogenes; McCarthy, Alison (2014-08-05)
    Aim and objectives On average about one third of applied nitrogen is lost which costs the cotton industry $32 million each year. Fertiliser use efficiency can be improved through site-specific application of liquid nitrogen ...
  • Uddin, Jasim; Smith, Rod; Hancock, Nigel; Foley, Joseph (2014-08-05)
    Evaporation losses during sprinkler irrigation are perceived by the irrigation community to be high and is a major impediment to the adoption of sprinkler irrigation. Previous overseas experimental studies have reported ...
  • Antille, Diogenes L.; Bennett, John McL.; Woodhouse, Nathan; Jensen, Troy A.; Keller, Thomas (2014-08-05)
    To quantify and explain patterns of soil compaction caused by cotton pickers and to develop a set of practical recommendations for minimising soil damage during harvesting operations.

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