- Modern Australian Agriculture
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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Tuesday 6th November 2018
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Tuesday 25th September 2018
Lachlan Danckert, of Deniliquin, NSW, had an excellent first year of cotton and intends to expand the area in the future.
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Ben Moloney, of Boomi, NSW, has started to include cotton as a dryland option on the property as an alternative to sorghum.
Monday 10th September 2018
Tuesday 28th August 2018
Chris Morshead, of Widgelli, NSW, said cotton and rice will benefit each other on his property.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
It was a combination of good economics and weed control options that enticed Dunedoo grower, Brett Yeo to try cotton for the first time last season.
Thursday 26th July 2018
"We started thinking about cotton seriously when we had an early spring rain."
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.
Monday 11th June 2018
The increase in cotton hectares in the Deniliquin region of southern New South Wales is helping rejuvenate the area.
Monday 28th May 2018
New cotton grower Robert Scott talks about improvements in varieties and technology, which have made cotton a viable option on his farm south-west of Forbes in Central West New South Wales.
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.
Wednesday 28th February 2018
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.