2006 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • van der Sluijs, Rene (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2006-06-30)
    There is consensus both locally and internationally that the measurement of cotton grade i.e., colour, trash and grade, by the traditional subjective classing should be replaced with objective measurements by high volume ...
  • Naylor, Geoffrey (CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, 2006-06-30)
    The commonly used Micronaire value for cotton is related to both fibre fineness (weight per unit length) and maturity. There is a need for a new measurement technique to separate these. This is of particular importance ...
  • Sundstrom, Joanna (University of Adelaide, 2006-06-30)
    Cotton fibres are differentiated single cells, originating from the epidermal layer of the cotton ovule. Cotton fibre quality is determined by its length, strength and fineness properties, which are largely controlled ...
  • Orford, Sharon (University of Adelaide, 2006-06-30)
    The Australian cotton industry occupies a niche market in optimal fibre quality, but this must be constantly developed in order to “stay ahead”. Biotechnology provides an opportunity to continually improve fibre quality ...
  • Humphries, John (University of Adelaide, 2006-06-30)
    To achieve a greater understanding of the regulation of cotton fibre differentiation, more fundamental information is needed on the signals and mechanisms associated with fibre initiation. The extensive genetic knowledge ...
  • Lightfoot, Damien (University of Adelaide, 2006-06-30)
    The cotton boll contains the seeds of the plant to which long, white fibres are attached. The cotton industry takes advantage of these fibres to spin yarns for textile production. A major challenge facing the cotton industry ...
  • Constable, Greg (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    This project has part funded maintenance of HVI900 and FMT3 cotton fibre testing instruments in CSIRO’s fibre testing laboratory at ACRI for the 2005/06 season. The laboratory supports measurements of fibre quality from ...
  • Constable, Greg (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    The overall objective of this project was to develop improved conventional and transgenic cotton varieties adapted to Australian growing conditions and producing fibre suitable for our markets. The project comprised key ...
  • Machado, Adriane (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    Despite the long history of cotton production and research, little is known about the genes that control the initiation and growth of the cells on the outer surface of the seed that become fibres. The work described in ...
  • White, Simon (2006-06-30)
    There is currently a shortage of irrigation water available for cotton production in Australia due to recent climatic and legislative conditions. Some growers have responded to this water shortage by changing from traditional ...
  • Chapman, Murray (University of Queensland, 2006-06-30)
    Knowledge is fundamental to improving the competitiveness, responsiveness and levels of innovation that we see in industries. This research project completed interviews with 90 growers of cotton and grains, consultants, ...
  • Scholz, Brad (Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 2006-06-30)
    This project focused on developing and testing best management options for key pests in Bollgard®II and conventional cotton. The influence of the surrounding habitat (Bollgard®II & conventional cotton, sorghum and maize) ...
  • Cleary, Amanda (Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 2006-06-30)
    The subject of this thesis "The effect of cereal stubble on Helicoverpa armigera(Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) activity in early season cotton(Gossypium spp.)" is a direct result of consultation with the Cotton Research ...
  • Meppem, Tony (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2006-06-30)
    The CRDC project funds for “Operational Costs for Cotton Experiments” are used to fund cotton experimental trials at the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI). The management of cotton growing for experimental trial ...
  • Constable, Greg (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    This project has part funded field operation costs charged by DPI to CSIRO for experiments on ACRI at Narrabri in 2005/06. More than 20 projects have been supported over the three years and all field operations have been ...
  • Yeates, Steve (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    Options for increasing yield and water use efficiency in high retention Bollgard II cotton were identified from research that studied the growth and development of Bollgard II and conventional cotton varieties. Options ...
  • Tennakoon, Sunil; Wilson, Lewis; Cain, Jo (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    Water continues to be a major constraint for cotton production systems. There is increasing pressure to improve the water use efficiency (WUE), especially of the furrow irrigation systems used by the majority of cotton ...
  • Neilsen, James (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2006-06-30)
    Improved understanding of cotton plant response to water stress. Experiments to establish the response of cotton plant to soil water stress under different soil types, climatic conditions and fruiting loads have shown ...
  • Anderson, Chris (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2006-06-30)
    “Severity Factors in Fusarium Wilt of Cotton” aimed to investigate the factors that affect the severity of Fusarium wilt, and by doing so enable the development of more effective integrated disease management (IDM) ...
  • Charles, Graham (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2006-06-30)
    WEEDpak, the Integrated Weed Management Guide for the Australian cotton industry was launched in 2002 in response to a rapidly changing weed management climate in the industry with the introduction of transgenic, Roundup ...

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