Cropping

Cotton and cars spin a rich history for Toyota

By walking into a Toyota museum in Nagoya, you can get a startling insight into the development of the cotton-processing industry, for that is where the automotive giant began…Read More

Liz Wells, January 17, 2020

Search for drought-tolerant chickpeas gathers pace

Researchers are employing novel technology to speed their search for genetic material to develop drought-tolerant chickpeas…Read More

Grain Central, January 17, 2020

Bollworm won’t wait until spring to hit grain crops

Scientists have busted the myth that bollworm won’t infest grain crops until spring, finding the pest can strike anytime from early August…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2020

Pigeonpea needs integrated weed management

As an emerging crop of importance to the grains and livestock industries, researchers have begun the task of investigating the agronomic requirements of pigeonpea in the Australian environment…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, January 14, 2020

Drought alters agronomists’ roles while wait for rain continues

While drought in NSW and southern Qld continues to limit cropping activity, agronomists are being kept busy working with their clients to make the most of the next significant rainfall…Read More

Liz Wells, December 20, 2019

Bankless, siphonless irrigation makes every drop count

Bankless irrigation systems that water fields from both ends with tailwater backup are creating greater water use efficiencies and achieving higher, more uniform crop yields than conventional siphon-fed systems…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 20, 2019

Cotton heads for low production year

Australia’s cotton production for the 2019/20 season is forecast to be a mere 850,000 bales – the second lowest in the past 30 years.  ..Read More

Neil Lyon, September 30, 2019

Cotton returns buffer drought for first-time grower

Introducing cotton onto a farm near Texas on the NSW-Qld border for the first time last season has helped the family through the ongoing drought…Read More

Grain Central, September 27, 2019

Cotton makes a comeback in Australia’s north

Advances in genetically-modified plant technology and a better understanding of how to grow the crop in a tropical environment have reignited efforts to develop a cotton industry in northern Australia…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 25, 2019

US cotton exports fall across major markets, except Vietnam: USDA

Lower United States cotton production and trade barriers saw 2018/19 exports from the US drop from the previous year, according to the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, August 14, 2019

Cotton’s high achievers recognised at awards + PICS

The excellence and achievements of the Australian cotton industry over the past year were recognised at the 2019 Australian Cotton Industry Awards last night…Read More

Grain Central, July 25, 2019

Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

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