Cotton

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

‘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

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