Crop spray drift hazard warning system to provide 24 hour forcast

Interests in the grain and cotton industries have paid $5.5 million to develop a system to help minimise spray drift The system is expected to be developed through a five-year partnership with agtech company, Goanna Ag and the the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC). Goanna Ag will […]

Water allocations may leave NT river high and dry according to a study 

Tree ring analysis suggests strong flows in NT’s Daly River can’t go on forever and water allocation could lead to environmental and cultural damage. Plans to allocate water from the Northern Territory’s Daly River to cotton plantations could be based on overly optimistic expectations about streamflow, a new study of tree rings in the area […]

Cotton marketers awarded a $692,456 grant to identify export markets

The Australian Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) and Cotton Australia (CA) have received a $692,456 grant from the Australian Government to develop and implement a strategy for market diversification. The grant is expected to play an important role in coordinating a plan for the future of Australia’s cotton industry, by establishing a long-term strategy for market […]

Snapshot of returns from agriculture reveal cotton is king

There are plenty of cotton field songs and movie plots to capture your imagination, along with slaves tolling under a hot sun. And while it’s a crop that many wouldn’t bother to contemplate it does have in its favour the title of the most profitable crop per tonne produced and per hectare sown in our […]