Top-end cotton gin set to be up and running in 2022

The potential to develop a thriving cotton industry in Australia’s north has been given a boost with a new gin near Katherine set to be operational in 2022. ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2021

Global cotton consumption outstrips supply: USDA

World cotton consumption is expected to exceed production for the second year in a row, reducing world stocks by 3.2 million bales…Read More

Grain Central, March 10, 2021

Savvy, new starters take out cotton establishment awards

The two winners of the 2020–21 FastStart Cotton Establishment Awards pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone, drawing on the latest tools, techniques and advice with outstanding results…Read More

Grain Central, March 1, 2021

Prospects for 2.3Mb cotton crop consolidate as picking nears

Australia is on track to produce a cotton crop of around 2.3 million bales, and prices are firming as the start of picking approaches.
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Neil Lyon and Liz Wells, January 22, 2021

Strong US cotton exports buoyed by China: USDA

Record United States shipments of cotton through December are supporting a stronger US export forecast at 15.25 million bales (Mb), despite production falling 5Mb from the previous year…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2021

COVID-19 impacts global cotton sector: USDA

COVID-19 has dramatically impacted nearly every sector of the global economy, and the cotton sector is no exception…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 2020

Rain helps cotton yield outlook, prompts late planting

Australia is on track to produce a cotton crop almost four times the size of last year’s, but still well below the long-term average, with recent rain helping underpin yield prospects…Read More

Liz Wells, December 9, 2020

CSD releases new cotton yield estimating tool

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have today launched a new crop modelling tool developed to assist Australian cotton growers and consultants estimate potential yield…Read More

Grain Central, December 4, 2020

Emerging disease threatens US cotton industry

The virulent cotton crop disease, cotton leafroll dwarf virus, is emerging in the United States, threatening the $7 billion US cotton industry…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

Cotton sowing sets scene for modest 2.1-million-bale crop

Cotton planting for the 2020-21 season is well underway with Cotton Australia predicting a 2.1-million-bale national crop – slightly below average but well above last year’s drought-devastated 600,000-bale crop…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 8, 2020

China stamps its mark as cotton powerhouse: USDA

In the 2019/20 marketing year, China accounted for just over 22pc of total world cotton production, exported only a small amount of cotton lint and was the world’s largest importer of cotton…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2020

CSD, Syngenta Australia celebrate FastStart Cotton milestones

Cotton industry operators, CSD and Syngenta Australia, this season celebrate 10 years of collaboration on the the FastStart Cotton program that has transformed how cotton is grown in Australia…Read More

Grain Central, August 31, 2020

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