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.

The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2018-19 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

The 2018 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.

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. 

A suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2018-19 season. The budgets are provided for both those in and out of the industry to gain an understanding of the operations, production costs and margins for the cotton industry.

Dieback is a tree’s response to negative stress occurring within its environment. All trees are susceptible to dieback, a condition where trees die or decline in crown health prematurely and often rapidly.

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.

NUTRIpak is designed to provide growers and consultants with the latest science in the field of cotton nutrition.

FIBREpak is a guide to improving Australian cotton fibre quality.

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

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.

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

The use of pesticides selects for resistance in pest populations. The cotton industry Insecticide Resistance Management Strategy (IRMS) seeks to manage the risk of resistance in all major pests of cotton including aphids, mites, SLW and Helicoverpa, both in conventional and Bt cotton.

With biosecurity being a shared responsibility, it is important that researchers, extension officers and industry members take an active and key role in helping progress on-farm biosecurity conversations with growers as part of managing biosecurity risks.

Silverleaf Whitefly (SLW) is a major pest in cotton. It has the ability to contaminate cotton lint with honeydew, has a large host range, can rapidly reproduce and can develop resistance to many insecticides.

There are a range of ecosystem service benefits that flow from maintaining on-farm natural assets. Previous research has focused on the relationship of semi-natural vegetation providing individual ecosystem services, for example, biological control or pollination.

Read the results of a CRDC-supported study into the energy use of a QLD irrigator, including analysis on the farm's centre-pivot, river pump and grain-drying facilities, conducted by AgEcon/CottonInfo's Jon Welsh and AgEcon's Janine Powell. 

Cover cropping is the process of growing a crop during a fallow period, creating ground cover that helps increase water infiltration, slow evaporation, improve soil carbon and soil mineral nitrogen, and protect the top soil.

The Focus on NRM research series introduces you to the key cotton NRM researchers and their work. In this case study, Dr Vesna Gagic talks about her research into the combined benefits that pollination and biological pest control have on cotton yield.

The summer edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, focuses on research results and science-based best practices to help cotton growers successfully produce their 2018-19 crop.

The spring edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, brings you the highlights from the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference and its program of quality industry, research and external speakers.

The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, looks at the future of cotton innovation, with the launch of the new five-year CRDC Strategic RD&E Plan.

The autumn edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, looks at important risk issues related to picking.