The 2021 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.
The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2020-21 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.
As traditional line-shaft pumps reach the end of their life, what are the options for irrigators? While line-shaft pumps may be more efficient per unit of energy, there are advantages of changing to submersible pumps.
A suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2019-20 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.
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.
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.
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.