It’s that time of year again and planning is underway for the 2024 CottonInfo calendar.

As water use efficiency gains continue to exceed expectations (recent research results showing near 100% improvement on water benchmarking) while industry works to balance a forecast El Nino in the coming seasons, we’ve decided that the focus of the 2024 calendar will be WATER.

So we’re putting a call out for your favourite water shots from cotton paddocks and cotton growing valleys.

This might be your perfect irrigation row, your new bankless set-up or a spectacular sunrise or…

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After nine years as Program Manager for the Australian cotton industry's joint extension program - CottonInfo - Warwick Waters will finish in the role at the end of the month.

Since its inception in 2012, the CottonInfo program team has grown from just nine to today having more than 20 experts working to connect cotton growers, agronomists and industry with research and development outcomes.

Warwick said he was incredibly proud of the outcomes achieved by the CottonInfo team during his tenure.

“From the nearly 100 on-farm trials we’ve run…

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As of mid-December 2022, spray drift has been reported in a number of cotton regions. With harvest almost done and fallow sprays in the coming weeks it is critical we do what we can to prevent any further spray drift across all valleys.

With thanks to CottonInfo Regional Extension Officers, an update and resource PDF has been compiled for cotton grower reference.

The December 2022 Spray Drift Update and Resources document includes:

The 5 Commandments to preventing spray drift The importance of mapping crops on SataCrop The importance of notifying neighbours of… Read More

CottonInfo, the Australian cotton industry's joint extension program, has published a new interactive guide to help cotton growers restore native habitats on their farms.

The Native Revegetation Guide for Australian Cotton Growers is available to download now from the CottonInfo website. It builds on the latest research and outlines six key steps to successful revegetation in cotton catchments. 

CottonInfo's NRM Technical Lead, Stacey Vogel, said the new guide responds to the rising grower interest in restoring native habitats to support the rich diversity of…

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Disease Management in Cotton Farming Systems – a Participatory Action Research Approach to Deliver Solutions

Information for Growers, Consultants and Industry

This initiative will be supported via Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) Richard Williams’ Commercial Research Initiative with additional support from the Cotton Research Development Corporation (CRDC) and Crown Analytical Services (CAS). The initiative will run for 3 years and adopts participatory action research. This approach allows for input, decision making and ownership by participants, who are most affected by the…

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Australia is a global leader in water productivity and the cotton industry has shown continuous improvement in this area.

Through the Water Productivity Benchmarking Project, co-funded by NSW DPI and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, improvements are being monitored in the cotton industry.

Like all data however, the more that's collected, the more powerful the final outcomes.

CottonInfo is working to support the project by encouraging new participants to the benchmarking process.

Click on the PDF link below to review a presentation overview of…

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CottonInfo has today announced that a new Communications Lead - Megan Woodward - has joined our team.  

Megan will support the CottonInfo team in providing the latest research to growers and consultants, helping them to achieve best practice. 

CottonInfo is a joint initiative of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), Cotton Australia and Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD). It is a unique industry partnership that aims to communicate the outcomes of research, encourage grower adoption and improve industry practices. 

Megan is an…

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Celebrating ten years of CottonInfo: connecting growers with research

This month Australian cotton celebrates ten years of CottonInfo with a look back at a decade of impact delivered by the industry's extension program. 

Established in 2012, CottonInfo is a joint initiative of Cotton Australia, Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC). It is a unique industry partnership that communicates the outcomes of research, encourages grower adoption of technology and innovation, and improves industry practices.


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New CottonInfo officer connecting growers with research in Central Qld

CottonInfo has announced that new Regional Extension Officer (REO), Kim Stevens, has joined the team.

This role joins REOs already in place in six other regions of the industry, in positions funded by Cotton Seed Distributors as part of the CottonInfo partnership.

CottonInfo Program Manager, Warwick Waters, welcomed Kim to CottonInfo.

“Kim is already known in the industry, as she lives on a farm at Biloela and is a current participant in the Cotton Future Leaders Program,” Mr Waters said. “It…

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New irrigation Technical Lead at CottonInfo


CottonInfo, the Australian cotton industry’s joint extension program, has announced that Louise Gall is the industry’s new Technical Lead for Irrigation.

Lou Gall is based in the Gwydir Valley and comes to the role with extensive experience delivering major irrigation and water use efficiency projects, working with primary producers across multiple regions and industries.

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