Case Studies

In this case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series), Boggabri cotton grower Andrew Watson outlines what he has done on-farm to improve irrigation management and infrastructure, resulting in higher crop yields produced with less water. 

The use of insecticidal biotechnologies in Australian cotton is an integral part of the industry. In 2014, over 95 per cent of the cotton grown in Australia contained Bt technology. Protecting the use of this technology through good stewardship is critical to the cotton sector’s future success.

Darling Downs cotton grower, John Cameron, has been using composted feedlot manure for many years and believes this organic soil amendment plays an important role in maintaining the long term sustainability and profitability of his farming operation.

As a part of a CRDC-funded project to improve spray application, a sprayer testing program has identified a number of common problems with spray rigs that operators were not always aware were happening.

Boggabri cotton grower, Andrew Watson, has shown that with optimal growth rates, a healthy population of beneficial predators and a plant monitoring approach, it is possible to grow a Bt cotton crop without (or with significantly reduced reliance on) insecticides.

This case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series) outlines the St George cotton grower 'Spring Clean' event - turning the difficult business of disease management into a fun, social day.

This case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series) looks at the use of nitrogen in cotton production by comparing the outcomes of Cotton Seed Distributor variety trials and CottonInfo regional development officer in-field nitrogen trials.

This case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series) focuses on Walgett cotton growers Toby and Susie Moore, and their focus on interpreting weather information to manage climate risk, particularly at key decision making times. 

This case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series) focuses on Macquarie River Food and Fibre, who worked with CottonInfo to investigate opportunities for cotton growers under the Emissions Reduction Fund.

This case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series) focuses on St George cotton grower Cleave Rogan and his efforts on farm to stop the spread of pests, weeds and diseases through Come Clean Go Clean.  

This case study (part of the CottonInfo case study series) focuses on the Auscott property 'Midkin' at Moree, and the work that subsequent farm managers have done to regenerate riparian areas over the past 14 years. 

The Focus on NRM research series introduces you to the key cotton NRM researchers and their work. In this case study, Dr Adam Smith outlines his research into water bird communities on cotton storages in the Gwydir and Namoi Valleys. 

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