Cotton

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

Cotton industry continues to improve water productivity

Recent benchmarking studies by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) show a continual improvement in water productivity in the Australian cotton industry…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2020

Coordination holds key to cotton expansion in Northern Australia + VIDEO

Nuffield scholar, Luke McKay, says a tailored approach is needed to develop a viable and sustainable cotton industry in Northern Australia…Read More

Grain Central, April 21, 2020

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

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