Browsing 2015 Final Reports by Issue Date

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  • Smith, Rod (University of Southern Queensland, 2015-06-30)
    Development and demonstration of a practical and commercially viable ‘smart’ automation system for furrow irrigation was the aim and key outcome of this project. The system consists of three major component parts.
  • Sharman, Murray (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2015-06-30)
    Viral diseases of cotton are of economic significance in many parts of the world. Only two virus diseases have been reported from Australian cotton crops, Cotton bunchy top (CBT) and Tobacco streak virus (TSV). However, ...
  • Ullah, Najeeb (The University of Sydney, 2015-06-30)
    Australia contributes approximately 12% of the world’s total cotton production, and is the third largest exporter of cotton fibre. Most Australian cotton is cultivated in New South Wales, (70% of the total production), ...
  • Ceeney, Sally (Ceeney Agricultural Consultants Pty Ltd, 2015-06-30)
    Transgenic cotton was introduced to Australia in 1996 with Ingard® which was replaced by Bollgard II® in 2004/05. Transgenic cotton is now grown by over 95% of Australian cotton growers so is an integral part of the ...
  • Gordon, Bill (Bill Gordon Consulting Pty Ltd, 2015-06-30)
    This project examined the costs and benefits of defoliation strategies used in the defoliation of high input irrigated cotton crops. The project comprised of a field trial and a survey of irrigated cotton enterprises. The ...
  • Smith, Adam (University of New England, 2015-06-30)
    Waterbirds have been observed on constructed water storages of the irrigated cotton landscapes in northern NSW for decades and yet there have been few studies to quantify the importance of these structures. Additional ...
  • Anderson, Fiona (Crop Consultants Australia Incorporated, 2015-06-30)
    This annual survey project measures the impacts and outcomes of research and production critical to the Australian cotton industry. Crop Consultants Australia (CCA) has collected quantitative and qualitative data for the ...
  • Gordon, Bill (Bill Gordon Consulting Pty Ltd, 2015-06-30)
    Bill Gordon Consulting Pty Ltd(BCG) has provided training on application and drift management to the cotton industry for over a decade. During this time BGC has sort to raise awareness of drift reduction techniques and to ...
  • Le Motte, Kristian (University of New England, 2015-06-30)
    The cotton industry relies on GM cotton expressing insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). This provides resistance to key pests of cotton, the bollworm Helicoverpa armigera and the native budworm H. punctigera. ...
  • van der Sluijs, René (CSIRO Manufacturing, 2015-06-30)
    The drought from 2006/07 through 2008/09 seriously impacted the Australian ginning sector. A large number of experienced people left the industry due to the short seasons and having only a handful of gins operating. At ...
  • Kong, Gary (Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, 2015-06-30)
    The principal aim of this project is to pilot a system for remote identification of cotton pests using mobile technology, wireless microscopes and the Pestpoint software developed by the Plant Biosecurity CRC(PBCRC). Currently, ...
  • Roth, Guy (Roth Rural; National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Framework, 2015-06-30)
    The updated National Water Use in Agriculture RDE Strategy 2015 and the successful “Smarter Irrigation for Profit” Rural R&D For Profit project. CRDC committed to continued involved in the implementation of this important ...
  • Anderson, Fiona (Crop Consultants Australia Incorporated, 2015-06-30)
    The 2nd Australian Cotton Research Conference was held in Toowoomba at University of Southern Queensland, from 8-10 September 2015. CCA’s participant attended over 24 research presentations/sessions as outlined in the ...
  • Krajewski., Andrew (CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, 2015-06-30)
    Gin stands are responsible for the removal of fibre from the seed. Seed fingers are an important part of the gin stand and are used to control the seed roll load. Yet mechanically the seed fingers are undeveloped in terms ...
  • Walsh, Tom; Tek Tay, Wee (CSIRO Land and Water Flagship, 2015-06-30)
    With a reduced number of Bt stewardship research projects, the need to provide financial support for travel to Bt tech meetings may increase. It is particularly important to maintain the Bt tech panel with considered and ...
  • Roth, Guy (Roth Regional Rural Pty Ltd, 2015-06-30)
    This project supported the training and development of auditors for myBMP, the refinement of the myBMP auditing framework, and rationalisation and clarification of practices to be audited. myBMP audits are undertaken on ...
  • Griffiths, Brendan (University of New England, 2015-06-30)
    The broad aim of the ‘UNE/CRDC Cotton Course’ has been to provide students with the necessary scientific and practical skills for sustainable cotton production. The units are designed with industry consultation for those ...
  • Cooper, Sarah (University of New England, 2015-06-30)
    The purpose of the travel was for Sarah Cooper to attend and present her research paper at the 6th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS Federation of European Microbiological Societies), Maastricht, the Netherlands. ...
  • Knight, Sally (Sally Knight, 2015-06-30)
    Represention of CRDC role as the Co-Ordinator of the 2015/16 AES School based trainees programme. Represent the CRDC role and industry at the Primary Industry Health & Safety Partnership Teleconferences and at the National ...
  • Burgess, Rohan (Plant Health Australia, 2015-06-30)
    Plant Health Australia (PHA) has reviewed and updated the Biosecurity Plan for the Cotton Industry.The cotton industry remains under constant threat from exotic and endemic pests, diseases and weeds. To ensure its future ...

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