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A 56 per cent surge in planting could see the southern crop emerge as the biggest cotton growing area in Australia this season.
More than a dozen different research trials are planned for Cotton Seeds Distributions seed production and research facilities, according to the company’s Farming Lead, Mark Cathcart.
The development of a moister weather pattern in recent weeks has helped this season’s cotton plantings get away to a good start throughout the Queensland and New South Wales growing areas.
Handy rain over the past week in the northern farming zone from Central Queensland (CQ) to north-west NSW has come too late for many winter crops, but bolstered prospects for the coming summer crop.
Cotton growers seeking operational staff to work on their farm are encouraged to connect with school leavers as part of the 2018 Cotton Gap program.
Namoi Cotton Co-operative grower members and capital stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the proposed restructure of Namoi Cotton from a cooperative to an ASX listed public company.
The Norman family is selling its irrigated and dryland cotton, grain and pulse-growing operation on the Queensland-New South Wales border via an international expression of interest campaign.
Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) has commenced the next step in the multimillion dollar redevelopment of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory, near Wee Waa in north west NSW.
Ratoon cotton, which occurs when a plant survives over winter and then regrows from the old root stock, is best managed post-harvest.