DrylandIrrigatedGross MarginsCompare cotton and sorghum gross margins for your farm to see why dryland cotton makes business sense.
Use the calculator to select your area and to compare expected gross margins and break even yields of dryland and irrigated cotton with other crops.
DrylandCotton ContractorsCotton ResearchDryland cotton currently accounts for approximately 10% of Australia’s cotton production. However, in recent seasons the popularity of cotton as dryland summer crop has seen an increase in the area planted to dryland cotton. Current varieties, improvements in technology and trait advancements have simplified the process for growing dryland cotton, reducing production risks and allowing for greater flexibility in planting windows, pupae busting and refuge requirements. Yield potential is continually increasing with new biotech traits.
Dryland cotton offers one of the best gross margins for summer cropping. With a range of marketing options available, growing dryland cotton makes good business sense, and more and more broadacre growers are making the switch.
IrrigatedCotton ContractorsCotton ResearchIrrigated production makes up the majority of Australian cotton. Currently, irrigated cotton accounts for approximately 90% of annual production, however, in recent seasons the popularity of cotton as a dryland crop has seen an increase in the area planted to dryland cotton.
This booklet is an introductory guide for those who are new to growing cotton or are interested in discovering more about cotton production.
DrylandIrrigatedVarietyCotton Seed Distributors' (CSD) Variety Performance Comparison Tool provides you with the ability to compare varieties ideally suited to your local area. CSD operate a broad geographical trial program each season to rigorously test new varieties to ensure they meet the yield and agronomic needs of growers.
DrylandIrrigatedCSD's Planting Rate Calculator enables you to determine the ideal seeding rate by field. The simple online tool allows you to select your variety and desired plant stand; enter a rank relating to field condition, seedling disease, field disease level and soil insects to determine the ideal seed rate.
TechnologyCotton Choices™ gives Bollgard® 3, Bollgard II® and Roundup Ready Flex® cotton growers flexibility to choose the best payment option for their technology fees to suit the financial and production risks of their farm.
DrylandIrrigatedIf you’re growing Monsanto's Bollgard II® and/or Bollgard® 3 crops you will need to comply with Resistance Management Plans, including growing an effective refuge and area.
For further information, visit www.bollgard3.com.au.
Cotton ResearchCottASSIST is a group of web tools designed to deliver the latest cotton research, integrate up-to-date information and assist with cotton management decisions. These web tools are mainly for use by growers and consultants within the cotton industry although they can be used by anyone interested in cotton production.
DrylandIrrigatedCottonInfo is the Australian cotton industry’s joint extension program. CottonInfo is designed to connect growers with research, bringing you – our cotton growers, consultants, and agronomists – the latest news, information, events and research, and helping you achieve best practice.
DrylandIrrigatedStewardshipmyBMP demonstrates to the community the Australian cotton industry’s improved farming practices and careful management of our natural resources. Get the latest scientific knowledge, resources and personal support to meet best practice standards along the entire cotton value chain.
Cotton ResearchThe CRDC invests in research, development and extension on behalf of Australia’s cotton growers and the Australian Government for a more profitable, competitive and sustainable cotton industry.
DrylandIrrigatedThe CCA is primarily an association for those that provide agronomic advice to cotton, grains, pulse and oilseed producers in Australia. CCA’s core activities focus on providing a forum for information exchange and technical training for agronomists and those with an interest in agronomy to increase the level of professionalism of members.
MarketingTaking Australian cotton to the world - That's the role of the Australian Cotton Shippers Association.
With outstanding fibre quality characteristics and an enviable eco-record via the industry's voluntary and fully audited "Best Management Practices", it's not a difficult message to sell.
The challenge is to generate consistent premiums for supply chains to maintain the economic and social viability of our industry in Australia.
DrylandIrrigatedSpray Application TechnologySprayWise Decisions from Nufarm allows you to review weather conditions for the last 14 days or predict forthcoming weather up to 14 days in advance. It has the unique ability to generate property specific meteograms for the nearest 1 sq km grid cell anywhere in Australia.
IrrigatedDrylandGross MarginsA suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2018-19 season brought to you by the cotton industry’s joint extension program, CottonInfo.