Show simple item record Reid, Peter en-US Constable, Greg en-US Warwick, Stiller en-US Mann, G en-US Heal, L en-US Tyson, C en-US 2013-11-15T02:29:51Z 2013-11-15T02:29:51Z 2002-08-13 en_US
dc.identifier.other Conference Paper en_US
dc.description.abstract The CSIRO Advanced Lines Trial (ALT) has been run cooperatively by CSIRO and DPIQ for 28 years and is used as the last stage in our breeding line evaluation. Early generation testing following single plant selection involves unreplicated progeny rows at the Australian Cotton Research institute, further progeny row tests and multiple row replicated trials at a limited number of farm sites. At each stage, lines with poor seedling vigour, disease susceptibility, poor fibre quality or low yield are removed from further testing. The ALT now involves 14 irrigated sites in all major cotton growing regions in Australia from Emerald to Hillston. Management is normal commercial practice including full insect control. Entries in the ALT include promising breeding lines, commercial standards and long term controls. Some Ingard varieties are included in the ALT even though the trials are conventionality sprayed This is a test of Ingard yield potential and also gives an indication of insect pressure. Plots consist of three or four rows from 10 to 14 metres long and four replications are used. The centre rows of all plots are harvested with a modified picker, the seed cotton weighed and a subsample is taken for ginning at Biloela or Narrabri and fibre quality analysis at Narrabri. The most promising lines are retained in the scheme and also seed increased. In this way, by the time good performance is confirmed, sufficient seed is available for large scale testing and final seed increase for commercial use en_US
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dc.publisher Australian Cotton Growers Research Association en_US
dc.rights The material presented in these proceedings may not be abstracted or cited as a reference without the specific permission of the author concerned en_US
dc.subject.classification Industry news en_US
dc.title CSIRO Advanced Line Trials for 2000/01 and 2001/02 en_US
dc.subject.crdc 4a en_US

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