Cotton

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

Glyphosate resistance on the rise

New research from Bayer has revealed 85 per cent of growers surveyed in 2019 suspect they have glyphosate-resistant weeds on farm, an increase of over 10 per cent since 2016…Read More

Grain Central, October 1, 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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