2002 Australian Cotton Conference

 

Recent Submissions

  • Roberts, Grant; Bel-Berger, Patricia (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    White speck neps cause significant financial losses to the textile industry and the following studies look at several factors that may affect white specks. Processing factors, such number of lint cleaners used at the gin, ...
  • Ball, Heather (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Two years ago we rolled into a new century, a new millennium. That magical roll from the year 1999 to 2000 gave many of us the reason to sit and reflect on the past, and then to dream of the &quote;what if's&quote; that ...
  • Stewart, Craig; Boydell, Broughton; McBratney, Alex (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Precision agriculture (PA) as a crop management philosophy was first hypothesised in the early 1990's as a way of utilising the development of technology such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and variable-rate ...
  • Deutscher, Sandra; Bange, Michael; Johnson, Scott; Larsen, David; Linsley, Darren; Whiteside, Stewart (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Room (1979) had recognised that a hand-held computer-compatible device for recording data in the field would increase the value of SERATAC. The idea was revisited twice daring the SERATAC era. Final development of a product ...
  • Dang, H; Moore, C; Singleton, A; Mensah, R (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Helicoverpa spp remain the most important pest in the Australian cotton industry. They are resistant to most of the insecticides used by the industry. The cotton industry is determined to reduce their independence against ...
  • Alter, D; Gregg, P.C; Tennant, R; Del Socorro, A.P; Moore, C (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Helicoverpa spp. remain the key pests of cotton in Australia. The cotton bollworm, H. armigera is becoming resistant to many insecticides. With this increasing resistance as well as environmental concerns with insecticide ...
  • Crone, E.J; Sutherland, T.D; Campbell, P.M; Oakeshot, J.G (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Two key hormones, ecdysone and juvenile hormone, control metamorphosis and moulting in insects. Stated simply, the role of juvenile hormone in insect development is to determine the type of moult that is undertaken by the ...
  • Hurlstone, Clive; Singh, Surinder; Green, Allan; Liu, Qing (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Cottonseed oil is highly polyunsaturated and is routinely hydrogenated to achieve greater stability for cooking applications and functionality for margarine production. The combination of trans-fatty acids that result from ...
  • Sutherland, Tara; Horne, Irene; Weir, Kahli; Coppin, Christopher; Williams, Michelle; Briggs, Lyndall; Crone, Erica; Dorian, Sue; Russell, Robyn; Seleck, Michael; Costello, Mel; Nguyen, Hung; Dumsday, Geoff; Zachariou, Michael; Oakeshot, John (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Pesticides provide essential protection in the production of many agricultural commodities. However, increasing pesticide use as a result of increased production has led to community concern about the social and environmental ...
  • Knight, Kirsten; Grundy, Paul; Holdom, David; Hauxwell, Caroline (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    The adoption of biopesticides by the cotton industry in Australia has been impressive. The use of Nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPVs) has grown from a research project, through a niche product aimed primarily at sorghum, to wide ...
  • Yingru, Wu; Dowd, Caitriona; Faivre-Nitschke, Emmanuelle; Llewylln, Danny; Dennis, Elizabeth (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Genomics is the discovery and study of many genes simultaneously on a genome - wide scale. The completion of the genome sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana (a model dicot) heralded the beginning of the genome era for plant ...
  • Orford, Sharon; Harmer, Sarah; Delaney, Sven; Humpheries, John; Lightfoot, Damien; Timmis, Jeremy (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Cotton fibres, or lint, are very long single cells containing almost pure cellulose. The fibres develop in the weeks after flowering from single cells on the surface of the young seed. Each fibre cell is single at first ...
  • Furbank, Robert; Yong-Ling, Ruan; Llewellyn, Danny (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Cotton is the most important textile crop due to its cellulose-enriched mature fibres, single celled hairs derived from ovule epidermis at anthesis. Despite the great potential for increasing cotton productivity through ...
  • Dillon, Martin; Farquharson; Hoque, Ziaul (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Interest in Integrated Pest management (IPM) and Area Wide Management (AWM) continues to increase within the Australian Cotton industry. The costs of chemical control, coupled with pests developing increasing levels of ...
  • Macpherson, Iain (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    This paper is based on my views and experiences from the four Area Wide IP M Groups in the Macintyre Valley. These groups cover the majority of the irrigated cotton from Yetman to just east of Boomi. There are 72 farms and ...
  • Higgins, T.J; Llewellyn, Danny (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Biotechnology is currently reshaping agriculture throughout the world with over 16 million hectares planted annually to genetically modified (GM) soybeans, corn and cotton, mainly in the US, but increasingly in Australia, ...
  • Miles, Melina; Ferguson, Julie (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Area-wide pest management (AWM) has had a high profile introduction to the cotton and grains industries on the Downs since 1998 and prior to that in the cotton industry in Emerald. All Cotton-growing valleys in Australia ...
  • Jensen, Greg (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    What started as a normal season In Emerald soon became one of the most challenging for quite a while. Not only did we have low commodity prices, extremely hot weather and the normal contradictions of an average season, we ...
  • De Barro, Paul (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    As with all post mortems the aim is to work out what happened and why. By understanding this we will be better able to address the issue of how much of Australia's cotton will be affected by this pest and what is the ...
  • Murray, David (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    For many years researchers have espoused the view that nature's helpers (natural enemies, beneficials, predators and parasitoids) are a free resource that has not been well utilised in our pest management approaches. ...

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