A selection of information produced by the Australian cotton industry's joint extension program, CottonInfo. For the most comprehensive collection of CottonInfo materials, visit the CottonInfo website: www.cottoninfo.net.au.
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- Biosecurity & disease management
Biosecurity is the management of the risk of pests and diseases entering, emerging, establishing or spreading, in order to avoid production losses and new management and eradication costs.
- CottonInfo manuals, guides, paks & tools
CottonInfo manuals, guides, paks & tools
- CottonInfo newsletters, fact sheets & case studies
Newsletters, fact sheets and case studies across all CottonInfo topics.
- CottonInfo regional newsletters
Region specific newsletters from CottonInfo Regional Development Officers
- Crop nutrition
Getting your crop nutrition spot on is essential for maximising cotton yield.
- Energy use efficiency & carbon
Energy is one of the fastest growing costs for cotton growers, with electricity and diesel accounting for a significant proportion of total farm input costs. Energy (electricity, diesel and fertiliser) is also the major contributor to a cotton farm's GHG emissions.
- Fibre quality
Managing your crop for increased fibre quality
- Insect management & stewardship
An integrated insect and mite management approach (otherwise known as Integrated Pest Management or IPM) incorporates a range of tactics and resources to reduce pest outbreaks and reduce the reliance on insecticides for their management.
- Natural resource management
Natural areas on and surrounding cotton farms provide benefits to the farming enterprise, known as ecosystem services.
- Pesticide input efficiency
Being more efficient with pesticide inputs has three main benefits for growers - it helps reduce farm costs; reduces environmental risks; and critically, limits the evolution of resistance in target insect pest and weed populations.
- Raingrown cotton
Information of specific use to raingrown (dryland) cottongrowers
- Soil health
Soil health is the key to your farm's profit and production. It underpins the fertility and crop production of a farming enterprise, providing the cotton plant with water, oxygen, nutrients and support.
- Weed management
Integrated weed management (IWM) is a strategy to manage existing herbicide resistance and prolong the useful life of herbicide groups.
- Water management
Helping you make the most of your water: achieving maximum production from available water resources in any given season.