2017 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • Brookes, Dean (The University of Queensland, 2017-06-30)
    The Green Vegetable Bug (GVB), Nezara viridula, has recently become a more significant pest of Australian cotton but it is not a problem every season. This project addressed aspects of the multiple host use and movement ...
  • Dang, Aaditi (National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, 2017-06-30)
    Declining water quality and quantity is a threat to the production of food and fibre worldwide. While irrigation using marginal quality saline-sodic (MQSS) water is emerging as a more common practice, it is still an ...
  • Smith, John (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    The cotton industry is rapidly expanding in southern NSW. The purchase of a cotton trial picker will significantly enhance the ability of NSW DPI Plant Systems Branch, and other research organisations, to deliver accurate ...
  • Maas, Susan; Lawler, Jenny (Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS); Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC); Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation, 2018-06-30)
    This project funded bronze sponsorship of the Science Protecting Plant Health 2017. With delegates from around the world, severalfrom Australasia, Science Protecting Plant Health 2017 offered an unparalleled opportunity ...
  • Chudleigh, Peter (Agtrans Research, 2017-06-30)
    This report presents the results of an impact assessment of a cluster of nine nutrition research projects funded by the CRDC over the years 2008-2016. Nutrition is a critical component for profitable agricultural production. ...
  • Perrett, Edward; Heath, Richard; Keogh, Michael; Laurie, A; Darragh, L (Australian Farm Institute, 2017-12-31)
    The potential economic gains for the Australian farm sector and associated supply chains arising from the adoption of decision agriculture will be estimated and recommendations made for business models and strategies to ...
  • Jakku, Emma; Zhang, Airong; Llewellyn, Rick (CSIRO, 2017-12-30)
    This project has conducted a nation-wide survey to better understand Australian producers’ needs and issues in relation to agricultural data. The survey included multiple industries and regions, to increase the researchers ...
  • Gourley, Ian (Dryland Cotton Research Association, 2017-06-30)
    Achieving reliable, even crop establishment has been identified through the Dryland Cotton Research Association (DCRA) project meetings as one of the major concerns dryland cotton growers face. This issue has gained ...
  • Leray, Jerome (Western Aerial Mapping, 2017-06-30)
    The primary aim of this project is to determine whether inexpensive Drones (UAVs) can be used to detect and define early stage VW in cotton. This scope of the project also specifies that equipment used must be easy to ...
  • Welsh, Jon (Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd, 2017-06-30)
    In the last few years Australia's renewable energy sector has gone from niche to mainstream, resulting in cost reduction and a reduced need for government. This travel sponsorship enabled one researcher to attend the ...
  • Montgomery, Janelle; Waters, Warwick (CottonInfo Team, 2017-06-30)
    Cotton Mealybugs have moved south from Central Queensland with confirmed sightings on the Darling Downs and in the Macintyre Valley in January & February 2017. As a new pest in these districts, with the imminent threat ...
  • Sequeira, Richard (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2017-06-30)
    The cotton mealybug (CMB), Phenacoccus solenopsis, also known as the solenopsis mealybug, is a highly polyphagous and invasive global insect pest of cotton. Damage to cotton by this pest includes limiting yield potential ...
  • Finn, Luke (The Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council, 2018-06-30)
    Sponsorship funding for the 5th Australian National Soil Judging Competition took place over three days in Toowoomba, Queensland from 26 to 28 September. Twelve teams from Australia and New Zealand’s leading universities ...
  • Broughton, Katie (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, 2017-06-30)
    The second Agriculture and Climate Change conference focused on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explored approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in a changing climate. Approximately ...
  • Cottee, Nicola (Cotton Australia, 2017-06-30)
    The Cotton Australia grower RD&E Advisory Panels provide a critical role within the cotton industry by providing practical advice on research, development and extension needs and priorities. This advice is important guidance ...
  • Cameron, John (Independent Consultants Australia Network, 2017-09-30)
    Sustainable weed management in cotton farming systems is critical to the long-term production of profitable, high yielding cotton crops. The introduction of Roundup® Ready cotton in 2000 has seen a major shift in weed ...
  • McVeigh, Adam; Cowell, Sandy (Darling Downs Cotton Growers Inc (DDCGI), 2017-09-30)
    Weather Station Upgrades: The Darling Downs Cotton Growers Inc (DDCGI), and individual growers established 21 weather stations between the period 1996-1998, to provide growers with localised weather information to assist ...
  • Paisley, Zoe; Paisley, Lisa (2017-06-30)
    The Resistance Management Plan (RMP) for Australian Bt cotton aims to minimise the development of resistant Helicoverpa moths. This project aims to assess if the legislated distance between pigeon pea and Bt legislated in ...
  • Waters, Warwick; Hunter, Geoff (Cotton Info Team, 2017-06-30)
    Two workshops were organised by The Cotton Info Team to address a number of grower requests for human resource information and managing staff. Vanguard Consulting's Mark Gardner , with a depth of knowledge and experience ...
  • Werth, Jeff (DAFF Queensland, 2017-06-30)
    This capital item funding is for the purchase of the small tractor and trailer. It is anticipated by the researcher, that this equipment will greatly assist with spraying and minor tillage operations associated with field ...

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