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  • Keller, Michael (University of Adelaide, 2013)
    In the Australian cotton industry, toxins produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt toxins) are utilized to control lepidopteran pests: Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm) and H. punctigera. Bt toxins ...
  • Grundy, Paul (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2013-06-30)
    Situated in the Dry Tropics, the Burdekin is Australia’s largest tropical irrigation area and is home to a vibrant range of agricultural industries. Cotton has a potentially excellent fit in the Burdekin sugarcane farming ...
  • Yeates, Steve (University of Queensland, 2013-06-30)
    The reintroduction of cotton to the Australian semi arid tropics (SAT) was prevented by insect pests that are dominant during the wet (summer) season and a perception that the crop could only be grown in the wet season. ...
  • Le Mottee, Kristian (University of New England, 2013-06-30)
    The native budworm Helicoverpa punctigera is an important pest of field crops in Australia alongside the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera, and both share a number of host plants. H. punctigera moths are known to migrate ...
  • Kirkby, Karen (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2013-06-30)
    “Diseases of Cotton X” aimed to increase sustainability of the Australian cotton industry through comprehensive disease surveillance. Continued collaborative research, communication and education will enable better ...
  • Alchin, Phil (Boyce Chartered Accountants, 2013-06-30)
    The 2013 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis (ACCA) is the ninth report produced by Boyce Chartered Accountants in conjunction with the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC). In this report, we present an ...
  • Baldock, Jeff; McDonald, Ben (CSIRO Land and Water, 2013-06-30)
    This project aims to investigate the cause of and differences in the levels of GHG emissions during sequences of crops and fallows. CSIRO is involved in environmental research into atmospheric and climate changes associated ...
  • Alexander, Elizabeth (Bluedog Agribusiness, 2013-06-30)
    “Cotton growers working together for a sustainable landscape project” funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative consisted of three core components which included working directly with landholders ...
  • Errington, Meredith (University of Sydney, 2013-06-30)
    Within cotton plants nutrients are taken up by roots and partitioned between plant structures. At boll filling, when the demand for nutrients is greatest due to the development of seeds and lint, nutrients from vegetative ...
  • Rochester, Ian (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2013-06-30)
    This project will assist the cotton industry to reduce its impact upon the environment and improve the health of its soil resource and achieve its aims to use fertiliser inputs more efficiently. Soil health benefits ...
  • Braunack, Michael (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2013-06-30)
    Poor crop establishment compromises productivity and may necessitate the expense of replanting.This project has demonstrated that thin biodegradable film may have a place in the cotton production system; soil temperature ...
  • Iker, James (Spackman Iker Ag Consulting, 2013-06-30)
    The Central Queensland cotton production system is a highly variable tropical climate which is heavily influenced by tropical storms and weather patterns. This provides the region with a unique set of challenges unrivalled ...
  • Ludgate, Zara (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2013-06-30)
    Silverleaf whitefly (SLW) is a major insect pest of the cotton industry. It is a pest because it excretes honeydew that contaminates cotton lint, causing problems during textile processing. Honeydew contaminated lint may ...
  • Blomfield, Kirrily (CGA, 2013-06-30)
    The concept of the Network Development Officer (NDO) role came about following an Upper Namoi CGA bus trip around 2 1/2 years ago, which identified the need for better research information flow to growers, and the sharing ...
  • Wigginton, David (DW Consulting Services, 2013-06-30)
    WATERpak is the Australian Cotton Industry’s Compendium of water and irrigation research. Its production was funded by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and it was first released in August 2004. Since 2004 ...
  • Roth, Guy (Roth Rural and Regional Pty Ltd, 2013-06-30)
    Water is the major factor limiting cotton production in Australia, with 70-90% of the cotton production area usually managed under an irrigated system. The Cotton Catchment Communities Cooperative Research Centre (Cotton ...
  • Roth, Ingrid (Roth, 2013-06-30)
    Information about farming practices used in cotton production, yields obtained and fibre quality are of enormous value in planning research and extension efforts, in industry activities and in telling the industry’s ...
  • Byrne, Rebecca (Rotary Youth in Cotton Camp (RYIC) Committee, Moree, 2013-06-30)
    The initiative aims to encourage more young people into the cotton industry by demonstrating the diversity of employment opportunities available within cotton production in Australia. Through the RYIC program, the committee ...
  • Weaver, Tim (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2013-06-30)
    The purpose of the travel was to attend the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference in Hobart, Tasmania from the 2-7 December 2012 to present the results of CRDC research project titled " Organochlorine ...
  • Rahman, Mahbub (University of Adelaide, 2013-06-30)
    Field surveys of insect populations in agroecosystems reveal low but significant levels of tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt) toxins without mutational changes in resistance alleles. these effects seem to be seperate ...

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