Registrations invited for Brookstead cotton event

Grain Central, March 11, 2024

Bayer Cotton Grower of the Year winners Scarlett and Johannes Roellgen, with (at left) Tyunga Farms team member Bob Larkham and agronomist Liz Lobsey, with Bayer sponsor Mark Dawson (right) at the Cotton Collective Dinner and award ceremony last year. Photo: Cotton Australia

CARBON, global markets and markers to success are all on the agenda at the Bayer Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day scheduled for March 20.

The day is being hosted by 2023 Bayer Cotton Grower of the Year winners Johannes and Scarlett Roellgen at their Brookstead property Tyunga Farms on Queensland’s Darling Downs.

Under the theme of Nature and Numbers, the day will kick off with a farm tour of the Roellgens’ property to provide insights into their innovative farming system.

Other presenters include Dan Skerman of Skerman Farming, the 2023 High Achievers of the Year, talking about the operation’s Data Driven Decision systems that informs rotations in a mostly dryland cropping system.

Speaking about opportunities for cotton growers in the carbon space is Majella Mumford, a senior analyst and head of greenhouse gas assessments for Brisbane-based company Carbon Friendly, which is involved in carbon certification from feasibility assessments through to project management.

Dr Mumford’s presentation will look at how to set a baseline, how to meet mandatory requirements, and how to benefit from understanding your GHG emissions.

Key attributes of top-performing cotton farms will be outlined by Agripath senior business consultant Kim Bowman.

His insights will be based on Agripath’s annual analysis of data, some dating back to the 1990s, from 80 cotton farms.

A look at global market trends and their affect on Australian cotton growers will be provided by Cotton Australia supply-chain consultant Brooke Summers.

Ms Summers will also look at what’s driving demand for myBMP and Better Cotton, and what Australian cotton farmers can do to meet changing demands.

Buses to the event are scheduled to depart Toowoomba and Dalby at 7am, and Tyunga Farms at 2pm. Click here to register or find out more.

Source: Cotton Australia, Bayer




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