Fact Sheets

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. 

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

This fact sheet from the CottonInfo technical lead for biosecurity outlines the roles and responsibilities of cotton industry researchers and extension officers regarding biosecurity. 

The End of Season Resistance Monitoring Report, by Sharon Downes, and the Conventional Insecticide Testing Report, by Lisa Bird provide a summary of the outcomes of both programs during 2015-16.

Your electricity bill can be difficult to understand. It is important to know which components of your bill are negotiable so you can minimise your electricity costs.

If you are an irrigator and use more than 160,000 kWh of electricity a year, your electricity bill will look different to your normal household bill. This fact sheet will help clarify the components of your electricity bill and explain the ‘network’ charges.

Pumping represents the most significant cost within an irrigation production system. While changing your pump can deliver significant energy efficiency gains, it can come at a high cost.

The majority of pumps in irrigated agriculture operate on diesel. Cyclical fluctuations in energy costs and improvements in pumping technology means that options around what is the most cost effective energy source for your irrigation enterprise should be assessed.

Infrastructure upgrades may be required to increase the performance and efficiency of your irrigation pump and electrical motors. These upgrades can be effectively ‘paid for’ through reductions in your electricity bills.

More Profit from Nitrogen (MPfN): enhancing the nitrogen use efficiency of intensive cropping and pasture systems is a four year partnership between Australia’s four major intensive users of nitrogenous fertilisers: cotton, dairy, sugar and horticulture - led by CRDC.

This cotton picker clean down checklist from CottonInfo is provided to growers and harvest contractors to assist in the prevention of the spread of pests, weeds and diseases. 



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