Adapted to Australia

Advances in plant breeding and biotechnology have increased yield potential and made pests more manageable, thus reducing production risks and increasing potential rewards.

1972-2015 ABARE annual cotton industry planting areas and average yieldsCurrent varieties are adapted to Australia’s challenging environment, with a range of options available to suit various conditions and rainfall environments.

On an annual basis, the profitability of any crop will rise and fall due to market forces and seasonal conditions. However cotton, when examined over the full term of a rotational cycle, has proven to consistently provide the highest gross margin return.

Dryland cotton is also a very cash flow favourable crop when comparing in-crop variable costs, especially with sorghum. Technology fee sales and marketing programs (Cotton Choices™) in addition to end of season processing costs (ginning and freight) are incurred following cotton marketing and receival of lint and seed income.

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