Cotton

Cotton conference shelved due to COVID-19

The 2020 Australian Conference scheduled to be held on the Gold Coast on August 4-6 won’t go ahead as planned due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 upheaval…Read More

Grain Central, March 25, 2020

Cotton industry opens its doors for community engagement day

No topic was off limit as the Australian cotton industry opened its doors and welcomed a broad range of community stakeholders to its Cotton Open House engagement event in Sydney on Wednesday…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2020

US cotton exports at 14-year peak exceed shipments data: USDA

US cotton exports have exceeded shipments data from USDA’s Export Sales Reporting (ESR) for the first half of the 2019/20 marketing year, repeating the historical trend for each of the past six years…Read More

Grain Central, March 11, 2020

Expansion in NT, Riverina brightens cotton outlook

The NT’s Tipperary Group has its biggest crop of cotton yet in the ground, while in southern NSW, RivCott will this year be commissioning three new stands in what is already Australia’s biggest cotton gin…Read More

Liz Wells, February 24, 2020

Drought-hit cotton year means 14 gins won’t open

Only 24 of Australia’s 38 cotton gins will open this season to process the drought-reduced crop now being picked in Queensland, with New South Wales to follow…Read More

Liz Wells, February 20, 2020

Cotton growers clinch awards in tough season

Cotton growers from NSW and Qld have pushed through a tough season to take out the irrigated and dryland categories of the FastStart Cotton Establishment Awards for the 2019-20 season…Read More

Grain Central, February 7, 2020

Country Road traces cotton back to farms of origin

Australian fashion brand, Country Road, has partnered with traceability company, Oritain, to scientifically verify the origin of the Australian cotton it uses in its clothing lines…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 3, 2020

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

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

Drought drags cotton production to decade low

The Australian cotton sector is facing its toughest outlook in more than a decade, as ongoing drought slashes local production prospects to just 735,000 bales in the 2019/20 season…Read More

Grain Central, December 12, 2019

New research to boost cotton biodiversity conservation

For the first time, research has identified priority areas and hands-on actions to help boost biodiversity conservation in Australia’s 36 cotton-growing shires…Read More

Grain Central, December 5, 2019

Cotton estimate slides to 750,000 bales as drought cuts plantings

Cotton Australia is now predicting the total national crop will be around 750,000 bales – the second smallest in three decades…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 4, 2019

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