Cotton


Cotton is one of the most necessary and used agricultural products, producing a range of essential products from all-natural fibre to oil and animal feed. Australia's modern cotton industry is an agricultural success story. Because of Monsanto's cotton biotech traits the industry has had a significant boost to productivity while reducing environmental impacts. These benefits include fewer pesticide applications, easier crop management and increased profitability.

In 2017-18 over 1000 growers across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria planted 452,000 hectares of cotton. That season is complete and harvest across the country is finished. The 2019-20 season has started with many growers already planting although very dry conditions are currently impacting on the size of the cotton industry, especially the area of dryland cotton.

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Forward-selling adding certainty to growing cotton

Forward-selling adding certainty to growing cotton

Friday 13th July 2018

Yenda Producers agronomist, Dean Andrighetto talks about the ability to forward-sell bales of cotton throughout the season, which has assisted growers in southern NSW to switch to the crop as a viable summer option.




Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year 2017

Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year 2017

Wednesday 18th April 2018

In March 2018 the family hosted the Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year field day out at 'Ringwood' Darlington Point on what was a spectacular day showcasing the best of what cotton farming has to offer.



2018 Cotton Season

Sunday 28th January 2018

This year over 1,000 growers planted 452,000 hectares of cotton across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Learn more about what growers in the Macquarie Valley are expecting for the season ahead.