Variety and irrigation strategy: results from a Darling Downs trial

Hare, Jenelle and White, Simon (2008) Variety and irrigation strategy: results from a Darling Downs trial. Australian Cottongrower, 28 (7). pp. 22-25. ISSN 0159-1290

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Abstract

In 2006–07 a field scale cotton variety by irrigation demonstration was established on a 25 hectare site (which had grown a failed sorghum crop in the 2005–06 summer). This site was on a commercial farm in the Nandi area near Dalby as part of the Natural Resources and Water funded Rural Water User Efficiency 3 project. The varieties assessed were Sicot 71B, Sicot 80B and Sicot 43B (Sicot 80B was also sown in a single skip treatment). The three irrigation treatments applied were: 1. Early (Strategy A) — 80 mm deficit; 2. Commercial (Strategy B) — 100 mm deficit; and, 3. Late (Strategy C) — 120 mm deficit.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Non-refereed article.
Depositing User: Dr Simon White
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 08:31
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: water monitoring; irrigation; cotton; soil moisture; EnviroSCAN; Diviner; Dalby
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820301 Cotton
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19078

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