Publications

CottonInfo publishes a range of documents for growers, agronomists and consultants - from our two major flagship publications, the Australian Cotton Production Manual and the Cotton Pest Management Guide, to fact sheets, event notices, reports and other publications.

You will also find on this page the CRDC magazine, Spotlight, which highlights research outcomes for growers, often featuring the CottonInfo team.

This guide, produced by the CottonInfo team, summaries key information for cotton growers regarding cotton pricing and quality classifications. It is specificially designed to be a handy reference guide for growers, particularly those new to the Australian cotton industry. 

This study examines energy policy initiatives such as the Emissions Reduction Fund and Renewable Energy Target and how incentives can be applied to irrigated cotton production.

The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2016-17 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

The 2016 Australian Cotton Production Manual is a critical reference tool for cotton growers. The manual is a one-stop-shop for growers, outlining all the various decisions that need to be made on-farm in preparation for, and during, cotton production.

The Cotton Symptoms Guide is the guide to diseases and disorders in Australian cotton.

The Pests and Beneficials in Australian Cotton Landscapes guide introduces the role that native vegetation can play in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Birds on Cotton Farms is a guide to common species and habitat management.

The Weed ID Guide has been compiled to assist the Australian cotton industry with the identification and management of the weeds that are most commonly problems for the industry.

WATERpak is a guide for irrigation management in cotton and grain farming systems.

FIBREpak is a guide to improving Australian cotton fibre quality.

Weeds are a major problem in Australian cotton farming systems. Integrated weed management (IWM) seeks to deal with these issues by combining a number of different approaches to achieve sustainable, cost effective and environmentally sensitive weed management.

NUTRIpak is a manual of cotton nutrition, designed to inform cotton growers and consultants of the importance of providing their crops with a sufficient supply of nutrients and improving their fertiliser management.

This fact sheet outlines CottonInfo - who we are, what we do, and how you can contact us.

The End of Season Resistance Monitoring Report, by Sharon Downes, and the Conventional Insecticide Testing Report, by Lisa Bird provide a summary of the outcomes of both programs during 2015-16.

Your electricity bill can be difficult to understand. It is important to know which components of your bill are negotiable so you can minimise your electricity costs.

If you are an irrigator and use more than 160,000 kWh of electricity a year, your electricity bill will look different to your normal household bill. This fact sheet will help clarify the components of your electricity bill and explain the ‘network’ charges.

This analysis determines the economic feasibility of installing solar energy to assist in reducing electricity consumption for irrigation bores.

The installation of a solar diesel hybrid irrigation bore pump on a Central West NSW farm has led to big cuts in fuel costs, greater irrigation efficiencies and a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Attracted by the drop in the price of solar panels in recent years and the prospect of

The Focus on NRM research series introduces you to the key cotton NRM researchers and their work.

The Focus on NRM research series introduces you to the key cotton NRM researchers and their work.

The autumn edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, investigates the outcomes of CRDC-funded research helping Central Queensland growers overcome climate challenges.

The summer edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, shines a light on the triple threat of insects, diseases and weeds facing cotton growers, as a result of so much spring rain.

The Spring edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, puts soil and nutrition under the microscope in the lead up to planting.

The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, investigates the issue of big data and the evolution from precision ag to decision ag.