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  • Del Socorro, Alice; Gregg, Peter; Britton, David (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Attract and kill formulations are ideal tools for inclusion in IPM strategies to control insect pests, as they can be targeted at a single pest species without affecting beneficial insects, or creating secondary pest ...
  • Short, Sherree; Grundy, Paul (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    A difficulty faced by growers using nucleopolyhedrovirus (NPV) products such as Gemstar can be inconsistency of the products' performance for Helicoverpa spp. control. This problem has lead to the advent of additives ...
  • Allen, Stephen (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    It is widely recognized that &quote;Plant diseases are a man-made problem&quote;. Our current farming systems are 'pathogen-friendly'. All of the pathogens that cause diseases of cotton are favoured by one, or in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grundy, Paul; Maelzer, Derek; Short, Sherree (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    The Assassin Bug, is a natural enemy that is showing considerable promise in controlling Heliothis and plant-sucking bugs in cotton. This paper is based on the collective results from several experiments where we examined ...
  • Odeh, Inakwu; Triantafilis, John; McBratney, Alex (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    The Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Centre in association with the Cotton Research and Development Cooperation have funded a number of soil inventory projects which have produced enormous amount of soil data. The ...
  • Wicks, Chris (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    In 1998 when we first started Benchmarking we were not sure what we were going to find. At the time the Darling Downs In particular had suffered a number of years of rising insect pressure and insect control costs, Ingard ...
  • Angelucci, C; Barrett-Wilt, G; Hunt, D; Howitt, S; East, P; Akhurst, R (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Concerns about the increase in resistance towards synthetic chemical insecticides in the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, led the Australian cotton industry to adopt new pest management ideas. The introduction of ...
  • Khan, Moazzem; Wilson, Lewis; Lei, Tom (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Historically, green mirids are common pests of seedling cotton but not during fruit set and green vegetable bugs(GVB) are rarely a problem. This is because broad-spectrum pesticides applied against Helicoverpa larvae usually ...
  • Llewellyn, Danny; Reid, Peter; Stiller, Warwick; Constable, Greg (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    This paper aims to present the breeder's understanding of fibre and variety characteristics for the next decade. We need to think on that time scale because that is how long it takes us to produce a new variety. In ...
  • Foley, Joseph; Raine, Stephen (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Irrigation in the Australian cotton industry has traditionally been dominated by the use of furrow irrigation practiced almost exclusively on the heavy clay soils associated with riverine flood plains. However, increasing ...
  • Cleary, Amanda; Murray, David; Cribb, Bronwen (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Cotton planted into cereal stubble has numerous benefits over conventional planting methods, such as reducing soil erosion, reducing pesticide and nutrient movement, and improving soil condition (Waters and Sequeira 2000). ...
  • Mansfield, Sarah (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Ladybirds are common beneficial predators that feed primarily on a aphids in Australian cotton crops. Predation by ladybirds Helicoverpa spp. eggs has been observed, however the relationship between predator density, egg ...
  • Reid, Nick; Silberbauer, Letitia; Thompson, David (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Ecosystem services are the natural processes responsible for clean air, clean water, healthy uncontaminated food and a host of other environmental goods that we take for granted. Natural control of pests on farms, the ...
  • Reddall, Amelia; Able, Jason; Ali, Akhtar; Stonor, Jamus; Tesoriero,Len; Wright, Phillip; Rezaian, Ali; Wilson, Lewis (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Cotton Bunchy Top (CBT), a relatively new disease, was first observed by growers in Australian cotton fields in the 1998-99 cotton-growing season. The disease has since been reported across New South Wales and Queensland, ...
  • Dowd, Caitriona; Wilson, Iain; McFadden, Helen (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Fusarium wilt is a disease of cotton (Gossypium hirstum) caused by the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum sp vasinfectum (Fov). This disease was first reported in Australia in 1993 in the Darling Downs, and ...
  • Allen, Stephen; Nehl, David (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    Plant diseases are currently threatening the productivity and sustainability of the cotton industry. Regular disease surveys in NSW have enabled accurate observation of the changing distribution and severity of diseases ...
  • 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 ...
  • Austin, Brett (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2002-08-13)
    The future of the Australian Cotton industry will be determined by grower's ability to meet the needs of our customers. The first thing that needs determining is 'who is our customer?' Presently I'm ...

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