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Growing cotton makes good business sense

Recent benchmarking studies comparing multiple cropping enterprises have shown that cotton, when examined over the full term of a dryland rotational cycle or per megalitre of water, consistently provides the highest gross margin return compared with solely grain-based rotations.

Advances in biotechnology have resulted in the need to use fewer insecticide sprays to manage pests.

This has resulted in reduced labour, lower costs and a more manageable cash flow.

Plus, a new suite of high yielding and high quality varieties for dryland cotton are highly adapted for dryland production, giving you the opportunity to maximise returns while minimising risks.

See it for yourself - CSD long-term Goondiwindi dryland grower trial.

For more information on gross margins, check out the Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets - 2017-18.

See why dryland cotton makes business sense - use our Gross Margin Calculator tool to compare cotton and sorghum gross margins for your farm.