Publications

CottonInfo publishes a range of documents for growers, agronomists and consultants - from our two major flagship publications, the Australian Cotton Production Manual and the Cotton Pest Management Guide, to fact sheets, event notices, reports and other publications.

You will also find on this page the CRDC magazine, Spotlight, which highlights research outcomes for growers, often featuring the CottonInfo team.

The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2017-18 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

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. 

A suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2017-18 season. The budgets are provided for both those in and out of the industry to gain an understanding of the operations, production costs and margins for the cotton industry.

The Cotton Symptoms Guide is the guide to diseases and disorders in Australian cotton.

The Pests and Beneficials in Australian Cotton Landscapes guide introduces the role that native vegetation can play in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Birds on Cotton Farms is a guide to common species and habitat management.

The Weed ID Guide has been compiled to assist the Australian cotton industry with the identification and management of the weeds that are most commonly problems for the industry.

WATERpak is a guide for irrigation management in cotton and grain farming systems.

FIBREpak is a guide to improving Australian cotton fibre quality.

Weeds are a major problem in Australian cotton farming systems. Integrated weed management (IWM) seeks to deal with these issues by combining a number of different approaches to achieve sustainable, cost effective and environmentally sensitive weed management.

NUTRIpak is a manual of cotton nutrition, designed to inform cotton growers and consultants of the importance of providing their crops with a sufficient supply of nutrients and improving their fertiliser management.

This fact sheet outlines CottonInfo - who we are, what we do, and how you can contact us.

Storage maintenance and monitoring will help maximise efficiency and minimise the long term costs associated with on-farm storages.

This fact sheet outlines simple maintenance steps to ensure storages maintain their original shape and function.

A storage survey is essential for growers wanting accurate depth-to-volume, surface area and water volume measurements of their storage dams. This fact sheet outlines the methods for completing a storage survey. 

This is the first in a series of three fact sheets on storages.  

During the 2015-16 season, CottonInfo's REOs conducted on-farm N trials across five cotton growing valleys.

The increasing incidence of weeds that cannot be controlled with glyphosate is forcing a rethink on the range and diversity of weed management tactics used in cotton - with growers having to integrate a wider range of management tools.

The Focus on Irrigation research series introduces you to the key cotton irrigation researchers and their work.

This project summary outlines the CRDC-funded Climate and energy for cotton farming businesses project, run by CottonInfo's Jon Welsh and economist Janine Powell from 2017-2020. 

This analysis determines the economic feasibility of installing solar energy to assist in reducing electricity consumption for irrigation bores.

The summer edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, reports on the achievements of research and innovation, and takes a look at the future direction of cotton RD&E.

The spring edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, is a special IPM edition. This edition shines the spotlight on early season insect management and the benefits to growers of using integrated pest management principles.

The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, tackles the ongoing threats posed by diseases and weeds. It investigates the partnership between growers, extension officers and pathologists, who are working together to make a breakthrough in the management of Verticillium wilt. 

The autumn edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, investigates the outcomes of CRDC-funded research helping Central Queensland growers overcome climate challenges.