2008 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • van der Sluijs, Rene (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2008-06-30)
    Excess moisture on the crop before harvest can have detrimental effects on the modern harvest process in terms of picking efficiency and the ability to store seedcotton safely and without degrading fibre quality. Modern ...
  • van der Sluijs, Rene (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2008-06-30)
    If Australia is to maintain its reputation as a consistent supplier of high quality cotton it will need to ensure that the entire cotton pipeline from growing to ginning and warehousing to transportation and shipping in ...
  • Higgerson, Graham (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2008-06-30)
    The commonly used Micronaire value for cotton is related to both fibre fineness and maturity. 'RDC and the CCC CRC have been funding work at CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology to develop new technologies to measure fibre ...
  • Williams, Alan (A & A Williams Pty Ltd, 2008-06-30)
    The EMS Pathways Project “Enhancing the cotton industry’s BMP program (ems pathway) to improve adoption” (the Project) has allowed the cotton industry to investigate whether and how the combination of the industry’s already ...
  • Parle, Gregory (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2008-06-30)
    Recommendations to Australian Industry  It is important that Australian labs are participating in future CSITC Round trials. Our results show that we are up there with the best labs. I also believe they will get better ...
  • Hood, Sarah (University of Southern Queensland, 2008-06-30)
    Polyacrylamide, commonly known as PAM, is a long-chain hydrocarbon of high molecular weight, synthesized from natural gas for a range of industrial and environmental use. In Agriculture, PAM and other polymers have been ...
  • McGarry, Des (Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Water, 2008-06-30)
    Deep drainage (DD) - water that passes beyond the root zone - can be an important contributor in terms of recharging ground water as well as leaching salts from the root zone. Excessive DD is economic poor practice and ...
  • Roche, Rose (University of Queensland, 2008-06-30)
    Narrow row cotton (rows spaced less than 40cm apart) has long been seen as a potential alternative system for Australian cotton, especially in regions with shorter growing seasons. The aim of these systems has been to ...
  • Parr, Eddie (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2008-06-30)
    Advancing Water Management in NSW was initiated by industry and government in recognition of the importance of investing in a highly effective extension team to assist the cotton industry improve water use efficiency. In ...
  • Hulugalle, Nilantha (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2008-06-30)
    The effects of rotation crops and stubble management on soil quality, carbon sequestration, deep drainage, nutrient leaching, yield and profitability of succeeding cotton in irrigated and dryland Vertosols was studied ...
  • Cottee, Nicola (University of Sydney, 2008-06-30)
    The Australian cotton industry has developed high yielding and high quality fibre production systems and attributes a significant contribution of this achievement to highly innovative breeding programs, specifically focused ...
  • Llewellyn, Danny (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2008-06-30)
    CSIRO has established an effective breeding program that continues to deliver high yielding and high performing varieties containing transgenic traits for more sustainable and profitable insect and weed control. To stay ...
  • Baillie, Craig (University of Southern Queensland, 2008-06-30)
    Within highly mechanised agricultural productions systems such as the Australian cotton industry, operational energy inputs represent a significant cost to growers. Overall, it has been estimated that machinery may contribute ...
  • Whan, Jennifer (University of Queensland, 2008-06-30)
    A project investigating the molecular and histological effects of silicon application on cotton infected with Fov was inspired by promising preliminary results obtained by Dr Linda Smith (QPl&F) in glasshouse and field ...
  • Horrocks, Greg (Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 2008-06-30)
    In 2004, Helicoverpa armigera resistance management was a high priority issue for both conventional insecticides and transgenic Bt technology(Bollgard 11). Over wintering pupae busting represents one of the most vulnerable ...
  • Khan, Moazzem (Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 2008-06-30)
    In recent years mirids and stinkbugs have emerged as important sucking pests in cotton. While stinkbugs are causing damage to bolls, mirids are causing damage to seedlings, squares and bolls. With the increasing adoption ...
  • Rossiter, Louise (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2008-06-30)
    Resistance is one of the greatest threats to effective pest control in the Australian Cotton Industry, both against insecticides as well as transgenic cotton. For the primary pests of cotton, the cotton bollwonn Helicove1pa ...
  • Herron, Grant (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2008-06-30)
    Cotton aphid and two-spotted mite have the potential to cause dramatic reductions in the yield and fibre quality of cotton. Management of these pests is strongly dependent on insecticides and acaricides. Recent development ...
  • Downes, Sharon (CSIRO Entomology, 2008-06-30)
    In the 2004/05 season Bollgard II® replaced Ingard® as the transgenic variety of cotton available to Australian growers. It improves on Ingard® by incorporating an additional insecticide protein (Cry2Ab) to combat H. ...
  • Dunbar, Alicia; James, Megan (Wincott Inc., 2008-06-30)
    The convention organised by WTAA was held between the 17th and 19th of November at the Melbourne Town Hall. Around 380 delegates took part in the 3 day event. The convention was held to acknowledge the vital contribution ...

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