Stewart Denston is an experienced cotton grower who has been trialling canopy temperature sensors (CTS) for the Macquarie Cotton Grower Association (CGA) since the 2014-15 season, including installing his own sensors in both heavier and lighter soils. The Denston’s have a family farming enterprise that is comprised of three separate farms.
An interview was conducted with Stewart Denston by Amanda Thomas, CottonInfo's Regional Extension Officer in the Macquarie Valley. Amanda has been facilitating the trial work with CTS in the valley for the past four seasons.
This interview forms the basis of this case study, in which Stewart shares his perspective on the on-farm benefits of CTS.