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  • Powell, Rebeccah; Hopkinson, Jamie; Murray, David (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Bioassays were conducted to investigate the effect of milk powder additives on the performance of a heliothis nucleopolyhedrovirus (Gemstar) and Bacillus thuringiensis (Dipel SC) on mungbeans and cotton. Larval mortality ...
  • Gordon I; Zischke, R (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Irrigation of cotton while substantially increasing yields, presents several new problems to the industry. Perhaps the most immediate of these is deep drainage, which in turn poses water use efficiency and groundwater ...
  • Roberts, Grant (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Responsible cotton production - this is the future. Increasingly the growing of cotton will need to be conducted in a way that minimises its perceived impact on the environment and greater community. This will need to ...
  • Dillon, Martin; Farquharson, Bob; Hoque, Ziaul (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Cotton production in Australia is a high-value industry with about 90% of fibre produced being exported to Asia, primarily to Indonesia. One aspect of modem cotton production is the heavy usage of insecticide sprays to ...
  • Hoque, Ziaul; Dillon, Martin (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Interest in Area Wide Management is increasing within the Australian Cotton industry. The increasing costs of chemical control, coupled with increasing levels of resistance to conventional chemistry and an awareness of the ...
  • Murray, David; Miles, Melina; Ferguson, Julie (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Area-Wide Management (AWM) of heliothis (Helicoverpa spp. ) is not a new concept. Knipling and Stadelbacher (1983) discussed the rationale of attacking heliothis populations during the first spring generation and this ...
  • Schellhorn, Nancy; Manners, Andrew; Fitt, gary (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    One of the major objectives of the cotton industry is to reduce dependence on insecticides. This may be achieved by incorporating parasitoids into the pest management strategy. Parasitoids are wasps or flies that "attack" ...
  • Unknown author (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Cotton integrated pest management (IPM) is a continuously evolving pest management philosophy. A high level of awareness has been created by the commercial success of a number of IPM programs in recent years and a general ...
  • Singh, D; Gaff, N; Constable, Greg (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Balanced fertilisation of major plant nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is a prerequisite for optimum growth and development of any crop including cotton. Interaction between nitrogen and phosphorus has been ...
  • Mensah, Robert; Moore, Chris (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    The use of natural (non-synthetic) chemicals to influence insect behaviour is likely to be well known, in one way or another. Those troubled by mosquitoes are likely to have tested the hypothesis that citronella oil-based ...
  • Mensah, Robert; Khan, Moazzem (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    The apple dimpling bug (ADB), Campylomma liebknechti (Girault) is a sucking insect indigenous to Australia. The insect has been recorded on cotton crops in all cotton growing areas in Australia, but its pest status is not ...
  • Hayllor, Ian (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    For our industry to have a more secure future, free of further restrictive government legislation, we need to have all growers operating their farms at a high management standard. Educating growers, staff, consultants, ...
  • Williams, Alan (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Revisions to the second edition of the cotton industry's Best Management Practices Manual have been made with an emphasis on improving the useability of the document. A general release to cotton growers is planned in October ...
  • Putcha, Subba; Allen, Stephen; Tingay, Sonia (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Fusarium wilt of cotton, which is caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp vasinfectum (Fov) is a relatively new disease in Australia. The devastating nature of the disease and the lack of effective control measures are causing ...
  • Nguyen, Hung; Oakenshott, John; Russell, Robyn; Sutherland, Tara (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Endosulfan has proved to be a cheap and efficacious insecticide. It provides ongoing value in the protection of conventional and transgenic cotton crops against Heliothis and other Insect pests. However, endosulfan has ...
  • Cai, Jackie (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    The textile industry is well aware of the different bleaching conditions for cotton and wool. For the bleaching of cotton/wool blends, techniques that are efficient for both fibre components and cause minimum fibre damage, ...
  • Stiller, Warwick; Constable, Greg; Reid, Peter (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    A project examining ways of improving the water use efficiency of cotton through breeding has now been completed. This paper summarises the results of four years research. There was an interaction between cultivar and water ...
  • Odeh, I; McBratney, A; Singh, B (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    Soils of high acidity are a major limitation to crop productivity in much of the world. In Australia acid soils covers about 40% of the total land area. Although soil acidification is a natural process but modern agriculture ...
  • Wahlquist, Asa (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    There is an truism of journalism that the founding, and very successful, executive producer of 60 Minutes, Gerald Stone loved to repeat to his staff. It is one that will have special resonance for cotton growers. It is ...
  • Sequeira, Richard; Waters, David (Australian Cotton Growers Research Association, 2000-08-16)
    In June 1997 a Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) funded project was initiated in the Emerald Irrigation Area (EIA), for the development of management strategies to minimise off-site movement of ...

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