2009 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • Bange, Michael (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2009-06-30)
    There is evidence the nep and short fibre content of Australian cotton is too high compared with other growths of similar quality. These characteristics are a result of the productive and efficient harvest and ginning ...
  • Gordon, Stuart (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2009-06-30)
    SiroMat is an instrument that measures cotton fibre maturity directly and accurately. It was developed by CMSE with financial support from the CRDC and CCC CRC. Its advantage over other test methods is that it measures ...
  • Liu, Yinghong (University of Adelaide, 2009-06-30)
    Advances in our knowledge of the genes expressed in cotton fibres make biotechnology a viable means to improve fibre characteristics. Most genetic modification uses ubiquitously expressing promoters that often result in ...
  • Knox, Oliver (CSIRO Entomology, 2009-06-30)
    It has been accepted for many years that there is an interaction between plants and the microbiological life that exists in soil. This interaction is particularly important in the rhizosphere (Hiltner, 1904), where plant ...
  • Jones, David (Austalian National University, 2009-06-30)
    Fusarium oxysporum f.sp vasinfectum (FOV) has merged as a very serious pathogen of cotton, which apparently lacks good sources of endogenous resistance to Fusarium wilt. In contrast, there are several well defined genes ...
  • White, Simon (University of Southern Queensland, 2009-06-30)
    Increases in crop water use efficiency have been found achieved through greater precision in irrigation scheduling and the use of irrigated crop management strategies such as regulated deficit and deficit irrigation. ...
  • Knox, Oliver (CSIRO Entomology, 2009-06-30)
    The presence of an active interaction between plants and microbiological life in soil has been accepted for many years. This interaction is particularly important in the rhizosphere, where plant exudates and other rhizodeposits ...
  • Neilsen, James (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2009-06-30)
    Water remains a key issue for the cotton industry, with improving water use efficiency a priority. Relatively water research has focussed on the plant and its interaction with the soil and climate. Currently deficit ...
  • Yeates, Steve (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2009-06-30)
    It was demonstrated that varying irrigation deficits, if linked to measures of plant stress, will improve cotton yield and WUE. These benefits if adopted will impact on the 75% of Australia’s irrigated cotton that is grown ...
  • Wang, Juan (La Trobe University, 2009-06-30)
    The low responsiveness of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to phosphorus (P) fertilizers in the field where soils have low soil test values for P, suggests that cotton is capable of utilizing soil P pools that are less labile ...
  • Hopkinson, Jamie (University of Queensland, 2009-06-30)
    The cotton aphid, (Aphis gossypii), is a pest of increasing concern in Australian cotton. Cotton aphid is considered a pest due to yield reduction if a heavy and persistent infestation occurs. Cotton aphid honeydew is ...
  • Sharman, Murray (Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2009-06-30)
    This project aimed to examine the possible impact of tobacco streak virus (TSV) on the Australian cotton industry. TSV is transmitted by thrips and causes a newly emerging disease which has had a significant impact on ...
  • Coutts, Geoff (NSW Department of Primary Industries, QualDATA, 2009-06-30)
    A review is currently being undertaken by the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC of the BMP program so that it focuses on a more whole of farm business rather than on cotton alone. The vision is for every element of the ...
  • Burns, Mitchell (University of Sydney, 2009-06-30)
    A 4 month scientific exchange to the University of Guelph in Canada; and DuPont and Waterborne Environmental Inc. in the USA enabled work with world leaders in the area of ecological risk assessment of agrochemicals. Under ...
  • Tann, Colin (CSIRO Entomology, 2009-06-30)
    The use of transgenic (Bt) cotton (Ingard® and more recently Bollgard II®) has greatly reduced the use of insecticides in Australian cotton production and the status of key lepidopteran pests such as Helicoverpa spp. But ...
  • Crossan, Angus (University of Sydney, 2009-06-30)
    During this pilot study 20 water quality test kits were distributed across the industry, including properties growing crops other than cotton. Key water quality parameters including turbidity, temperature, EC, pH, carbonate ...
  • Frager, Lyn; Temperley, John (University of Sydney, 2009-06-30)
    The cotton industry in Australia had an early interest in pursuing improved safety and has included presentations on cotton production health and safety at most annual cotton conferences since 1990 (Clarke and Churches, ...
  • Van der Sluijs, Rene (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2009-06-30)
    Spinning trials conducted at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) has highlighted the superior fibre properties of a new Long Staple (LS) Upland variety called Sicala 350 B, produced by breeders at CSIRO Plant ...
  • Van der Sluijs, Rene (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2009-06-30)
    There is considerable interest within the Australian cotton industry for new varieties with improved fibre quality that attract a price premium. Upland varieties that approach the long and fine quality attributes of Pima-type ...
  • Morton, Mark (Mark Morton, 2009-06-30)
    Reflections of Mark Mortons person journey and discovery as a participant on the 2009 Australian Rural Leadership Program. Questions and challenges for the industries leaders are a major focus. "Growers are looking for an ...

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