2017 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • Roth, Guy (Roth Rural, 2017-06-30)
    The 'Tales from Cotton' Tour was designed as a cross-sector shared learning experience between the cotton and dairy industries on water and energy use efficiency. The event was an activity of the Smarter Irrigation for ...
  • Quarisa, Iva; Gall, Lou; Montgomery, Janelle (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    This funding supported the tour of a number of southern irrigators as part of the Maximising On-Farm Irrigation Profitability project, a sub-project under the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project. A group of irrigators ...
  • Montgomery, Janelle (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    The purpose of the 2016 Smarter Irrigation Technology Tour (an intensive three day tour to Northern Victoria and Southern NSW) had several objectives. To examine a range of surface irrigation layouts, the hydraulics, ...
  • Nachimuthu, Gunasekhar; Hulugalle, Nilantha; Watkins, Mark; Scott, Fiona; Rollins, Michael (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; The Australian National University, 2017-12-30)
    Global warming is surmised to result in major increases in climatic variability (i.e. severe deficiencies and excesses of water for plant production, higher frequency of sub- and supra- optimal growing season temperatures) ...
  • Schwenke, Graeme (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2017-06-30)
    This project evaluated and demonstrated nitrogen fertiliser and irrigation management strategies, including variable rate fertiliser applications, rotational cropping with legumes and matching fertiliser rates to crop ...
  • 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 ...

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