2018 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • White, Monique (Monique Aucote Consulting, 2018-06-30)
    Following the establishment phase of the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project, a Rural R&D for Profit initiative, participants identified that one of the key barriers to farmers using scheduling tools is the diversity ...
  • Gall, Lou (Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association Inc., 2018-12-30)
    Grower-led irrigation system comparison in the Gwydir Valley aims to collect commercially relevant comparative data on different irrigation systems. There were two parts to this project, an irrigation system comparison and ...
  • Regan, Peter (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries: Office of the Department of Industry, 2018-06-30)
    The objective of this project funding was to maximise profitability by improving the efficiency and flexibility of broadacre irrigation systems. This was identified as a priority for research by grower groups based in the ...
  • Shuey, Tim (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2018-12-30)
    TThis project supported travel, which was conducted in order to participate in the course “Nematodes in Cropping Systems: Identification and Techniques, 2017”. This course provided training and hands-on experience for ...
  • HIll, James (University of Tasmania, 2018-06-30)
    This project, led by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture focused on the use of data and autonomous technology in helping farmers make informed decisions and improve their irrigation efficiency on pastures. The project ...
  • Dibley, Stephen (Plant Health Australia, 2018-05-30)
    The aim of this training was to build industry biosecurity capacity and provide a gap analysis for boll weevils. Participants worked through the process of an incursion and eradication, with PHA facilitating the scenario. *see ...
  • Rochester, Ian; Weaver, Tim (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2017-06-30)
    The impact of legumes after 21 years of rotation (11 legume crops) continue to positively impact soil health. The addition of a legume in a cotton rotation impacts all aspects of the cotton production. The evidence was ...
  • Fillipi, Patrick (University of Sydney, 2018-06-30)
    Soil is an invaluable finite resource, and there is considerable interest in monitoring the status of soil, as well as the direction and degree of any changes in soil attributes. Land use change and agricultural management ...
  • Braunack, Michael; Bange, Michael; Bennett, John (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2018-06-30)
    Soil compaction is a hidden and continuing constraint to cotton productivity due to increasing size and weight of equipment and is estimated to be in the order of >$30M in lost revenue. Growers recognise compaction is an ...
  • Anderson, Fiona; Todd, Liz (Crop Consultants Australia Inc., 2018-06-30)
    The annual qualitative and quantitative survey project measures the impacts and outcomes of research and production critical to the Australian cotton industry. Crop Consultants Australia (CCA) has collected quantitative ...
  • Christensen, Bron (Dawson Valley Cotton Growers Association, 2018-06-30)
    Until 2015, cotton growers in the Dawson Valley had no access to localised, accurate weather forecasting tools and had to rely on information relayed from weather stations located in Biloela which is 116 km away. Thanks ...
  • Dibley, Stephen (Plant Health Australia, 2017-06-30)
    This funding supported a workshop aimed to build industry capacity to respond to a biosecurity incursion. A gap analysis for cotton boll weevils was used. Participants worked through the process of an incursion and ...
  • Maas, Susan (Susan Maas, 2018-06-30)
    FUSCOM provides a great opportunity for researchers, interested consultants and growers to keep up to date on the progress of current plant disease related projects in the Australian cotton industry. It also provides the ...
  • Gall, Lou (Gwydir Valley & Macquarie Cotton Grower Association, 2018-06-30)
    The Gwydir Valley region has been experiencing varying but rising levels of the incidence of Silver Leaf Whitefly (SLW) over the last few years, and the Macquarie is only a season or two behind. The growers and consultants ...
  • Glover, Julie (Upper Namoi Cotton Grower Association Workshop, 2018-06-30)
    Fertiliser is commonly spread in a typical cotton farming system and evidence suggests that the spreaders being used have not been calibrated properly meaning that these machines are not operating at maximum efficiency. ...
  • Green, Simon (Dawson Valley Cotton Growers Association, 2018-06-30)
    This project assisted members of the Dawson Valley Cotton Growers to attend AgTECH CH17 on Wednesday 8th November 2017, stay over in Emerald for the evening to then participate in the CHCGI organised field day the following ...
  • Kiely, Aaron (Central Highland Cotton Growers & Irrigators Association, 2018-06-30)
    This project supported growers to see a different irrigation solutions being implemented on farm. Growers reluctance to adopt new technologies could be overcome by visiting early adopters and ...
  • Chudleigh, Peter (Agtrans Research, 2018-09-30)
    The following impact assessment addresses investment by CRDC in a cluster six sustainability projects. Sustainability can be defined as a measure of a cropping system's capacity to sustain itself in the long-term without ...
  • Unknown author (Agtrans Research, 2018-09-30)
    myBMP is a voluntary farm and environmental management system which provides self- assessment mechanisms, practical tools and auditing processes to ensure that Australian cotton is produced according to best management ...

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