2018 Final Reports

 

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  • Quinn, James (CottonInfo Team, 2018-06-30)
    Deep drainage and runoff, combined with poor nitrogen fertiliser practice, is resulting in significant nitrogen losses in early season irrigation. Currently 33% of growers are applying over 300kg N/ha, with research showing ...
  • Heagney, Annette (Annette Heagney, 2017-06-30)
    A reflection of the value of the Cotton Production course by attendee Annette Heagney. "The Cotton Production Course has immensely assisted me in my daily working life by providing a thorough understanding of cotton and ...
  • Heimoana, Simone (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, 2018-06-30)
    Along with length, strength, micronaire and leaf content, the colour grade of cotton is a critical component of the set of characteristics used to assess the overall quality of a sample of cotton, and thereby determine its ...
  • Quinn, James; Waters, Warwick (Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd, 2018-06-30)
    The project objective of increasing understanding of Canopy Temperature Sensors(CTS) in cotton production systems was achieved by using the technology on farm. The growers were extended information during the season on CTS ...
  • Grundy, Paul; Grundy, Tonia (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland, 2018-06-30)
    Online content is now a major resource for many in the agricultural community, with downloadable publications, interactive apps, and multimedia platform providers such as YouTube increasingly being utilised by government ...
  • Smith, John (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2018-06-30)
    This project funded the purchase of four row cotton precision planter for the establishment of cotton experiments in southern NSW. As the cotton industry rapidly expands into southern NSW, the purchase of a four row ...
  • Durham, John (Southern Valleys cotton Growers Association, 2018-06-30)
    Southern Valley irrigators recently sought funding to assist with an education and outreach program to assist with two issues which had been identified in their region. The two issues chosen to tackle were: 1. Spray drift ...
  • Broughton, Katie; Bange, Michael (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, 2018-05-30)
    Climate change will affect cotton through rising atmospheric CO2 levels, higher temperatures, lower humidity (high Vapour Pressure Deficit (VPD)) and reduced water availability. Fortunately predictions for climate change ...
  • Keogh, Michael; Heath, Richard (The Australian Farm Institute, 2018-12-30)
    The role of public-sector agricultural research, development and extension (R,D&E) investment as a starting point for innovation and productivity growth in agriculture is well understood, with numerous international studies ...
  • Brookes, Dean (The University of Queensland, 2018-12-30)
    This travel funding sponsored attendance at the intital planning meeting for the Rural R&D for Profit project “Improving Plant Pest Management through Cross Industry Deployment of Smart Sensor, Diagnostics and Forecasting”.
  • Melland, Alice; Antille, Diogenes; Pittaway, Pam (University of Southern Queensland, 2018-06-30)
    Organic matter in soil can supply more than 50% of the nitrogen (N) to cotton crops, but this pool of N supply is dynamic and difficult to predict. Soil bacteria are responsible for mineralising soil organic N and hydrolysing ...
  • Jaramillo, Andres (Sugar Research Australia, 2018-06-30)
    The focus of the project was the strengthening of the existing extension efforts on new irrigation scheduling technologies. A combination of tools were used and promoted as aids to improve the accuracy of depth of water ...
  • McAllister, Andy; Morris, Mike; Hussain, Amjed; Cook, Tony; Githui, Faith (2018-06-30)
    Economic and social concerns are driving an increased focus on water use in irrigated dairying in south east Australia. Engineering improvements in irrigation supply infrastructure have substantially increased the ability ...
  • Chaffey, Ali; Smith, John (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; CottonInfo, 2018-06-30)
    Following the success of CottonInfo researcher tours over recent years, the 2018 “Optimising Irrigation & Nitrogen” tour aimed to bring together researchers, industry, advisors and growers; with the objective of raising ...
  • Roth, Guy; Smith, John (Roth Rural; University of Sydney, 2018-06-30)
    This project aimed to improve the profit of 3,000 cotton, dairy, rice and sugar irrigators with the support of 16 research and development partners and 19 farmer irrigation technology learning sites. Grower led irrigation ...
  • Scheer, Clemens (Queensland University of Technology, 2018-06-30)
    Fertiliser nitrogen use efficiency in irrigated cotton was assessed on the Darling Downs over 3 years. A total of 47 treatments were examined from 2015/16-2017/18 from 12 locations combining N application rate (farmer’s ...
  • Jackson, Rod (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2018-06-30)
    This projected funded the purchase of an autoclave, which was identified as a critical capital asset for ACRI, with multiple NSW DPI and CSIRO research projects utilising the unit for cleaning and decontamination of ...
  • McDougall, Sandra (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 2018-12-30)
    The cotton industry in southern NSW has expanded from negligible areas less than a decade ago to 70,680 ha harvested in 2014, 44,201 ha in 2016, and predictions of 90,000 ha in the 2017/18 season, with plantings into ...
  • Holman, Sharna (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries;CottonInfo, 2018-08-30)
    The annual FUSCOM panel forum provides an opportunity to share updates on all pathology research projects, providing peer support and project review to researchers. This event also helps to provide direction on RD&E ...
  • Bange, Michael; Hizbullah, Jamali (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, 2018-06-30)
    Cotton production in Australia is limited by the lack of water availability in most years. This project aimed to enable growers to adapt and tailor their irrigations to an uncertain future climate and water availability ...

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