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

‘Horses for courses’ best bet for selecting irrigation systems

No single irrigation system suits every situation, so producers should select a system that is most well suited to their farm’s soil type, topography, crop, water reliability, labour and energy resources…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 28, 2020

‘Lint for socks and jocks, cotton seed for cattle’: Northern cotton push grows

Moves to rapidly expand the northern cotton industry – and with it a locally-produced supply of cotton seed for cattle – are gaining momentum in the lead up to this weekend’s Northern Territory Government elections…Read More

James Nason, August 18, 2020

Australia has potential to increase cotton exports over next decade: Rabobank

There is potential for the Australian cotton sector to make significant gains in global export share over the coming decade, according to Rabobank’s 10-year cotton outlook released today…Read More

Grain Central, August 18, 2020

World’s fastest-growing cotton exporter, Brazil, heads for record harvest

Expecting a record harvest of 13 million bales, Brazil is emerging as a significant export competitor for Australia’s cotton industry…Read More

Grain Central, August 4, 2020

Cotton growers share weather data to mitigate spray drift

Cotton growers in the Upper Namoi Valley of New South Wales are making important weather data publicly available to mitigate the risk of off-target spray drift…Read More

Grain Central, July 28, 2020

Ord cotton gin proposal gains momentum

Efforts to establish a cotton gin in northern Australia have taken a step forward with the WA Government providing a $100,000 grant to an East Kimberley grower co-operative to pursue cotton processing opportunities…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 7, 2020

India heads for another cotton stocks record: USDA

India’s 2020/21 cotton stocks are forecast to surpass the previous year’s record despite a recovery in consumption from COVID-19’s significant effects in 2019/20…Read More

Grain Central, June 15, 2020

Industry moves to establish spray drift hazard alert and warning system

The grain and cotton industries have joined forces to oversee the establishment of a hazardous weather warning system that will provide real-time weather data to growers to help reduce the risk of spray drift incidents…Read More

Grain Central, June 4, 2020

Harvest hits mid-way mark on diminished cotton crop

Picking of this season’s drought-depleted cotton crop has reached the half way mark with production estimated to be a meagre 550,000 to 600,000 bales, the lowest since the 1980s…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 13, 2020

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