Dealing with problem weeds

12 October, 2018

The increasing number of weeds that cannot be controlled with herbicides (including glyphosate) is requiring an integrated management strategy of well-timed cultural and chemical control. In this week’s Facts on Friday we investigate three...

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The FastStart Cotton Program - delivering benefits to growers and industry

04 October, 2018

FastStart is a collaboration between Syngenta and Cotton Seed Distributors aimed at improving cotton crop establishment. Ahead of this season, the FastStart website (www.faststartcotton.com.au) has had a refresh, with new information and tools...

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Considerations for dryland cotton - part 2: row configuration and planting timing

28 September, 2018

Selecting the right planting row configuration is a critical factor when planning for dryland cotton. Depending on seasonal factors, it will impact on the final yield, fibre quality and the profitability of your crop. This week’s Facts on...

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Considerations for dryland cotton - part 1: production risks, potential rewards and variety choice

21 September, 2018

Despite the dry conditions, current cotton prices are making dryland cotton a very attractive option for the 2018-19 season. In the event of a late spring break, the potential remains for a record dryland cotton planting with large tracts of...

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An explanation of the forecast score

14 September, 2018

With planting underway in Central Queensland and soon to begin in the other cotton valleys, there have been some questions about planting conditions, forecast scores and how to time the planting operation to ensure successful cotton...

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Semi-irrigated cotton: is it an option for you?

07 September, 2018

Water use efficiency is an important aspect of Australian cotton production. As a result, skip row irrigated cotton is often considered not only in limited water situations, but also more broadly, for a number of reasons. This week’s Facts on...

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Cotton planting and establishment: Part 2

30 August, 2018

Following on from last week’s Facts on Friday, another key factor in planting and establishment is temperature. Temperature plays a vital role in the rate of development and germination of a cotton seedling. This week’s Facts on Friday also...

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Cotton planting and establishment: Part 1

24 August, 2018

Achieving even establishment of a cotton crop is critical in getting the crop off to a good start, as it can influence how the crop is to be managed. The aim for every cotton grower should be to plant the crop once, achieve the desired plant...

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Case Study: Alan Brimblecombe Shield: Mitch Bray, "Mirradong"

17 August, 2018

Mitch Bray of ‘Mirradong’, Clifton, Queensland receives the Alan Brimblecombe Shield for the highest yield CSD dryland variety trial for 2018. Today’s Facts on Friday is a case study on the management that contributed to what was a fantastic...

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Case Study: John Grellman Shield: Jason Sinclair “Lakeland Downs”

03 August, 2018

Jason Sinclair of ‘Lakeland Downs’, Condamine, Queensland receives the John Grellman Shield for the highest yield CSD irrigated variety trial for 2018. Today’s Facts on Friday is a case study on the management that contributed to what was a...

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Considerations for ginning

06 April, 2018

There are a number of factors which influence gin sample quality. This week’s Facts on Friday looks at defoliation, picking (timing and maintenance) and module design, location, moisture content and contamination.

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Picking considerations and moisture

23 March, 2018

The Australian cotton industry has an international reputation for producing some of the highest quality, highest yielding cotton in the world. This week’s Facts on Friday discusses three aspects of the picking operation which have a direct...

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