Manuals and Guides

The 2017 Australian Cotton Production Manual is a critical reference tool for cotton growers. The manual is a one-stop-shop for growers, outlining all the various decisions that need to be made on-farm in preparation for, and during, cotton production.

This guide, produced by the CottonInfo team, summaries key information for cotton growers regarding cotton pricing and quality classifications. It is specificially designed to be a handy reference guide for growers, particularly those new to the Australian cotton industry. 

This study examines energy policy initiatives such as the Emissions Reduction Fund and Renewable Energy Target and how incentives can be applied to irrigated cotton production.

The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2016-17 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

Energy is one of the fastest growing on-farm costs (electricity costs alone have increased by around 350 percent since 2000).

The Review of Centre Pivot and Lateral Move irrigation installations in the Australian Cotton Industry report is a NSW DPI publication, funded by CRDC, that analyses 173 centre pivot and lateral move irrigation systems irrigating an area of 13,969 hectares.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) involves using all means of managing pest populations with the aim of reducing insecticide use while maintaining profitability, yield and fibre quality.

Managing Riparian Lands is a resource for people in the cotton industry to assist them in improving riparian land management on cotton farms. 

Published: 2003. 

The Farm Biosecurity Manual for the Cotton Industry outlines the recommended on farm biosecurity practices that aim to reduce the risk of pests.

Planting cotton as a rotational crop with winter cereals (often wheat) is common practice in the northern growing region.

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