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 Guide builds on the wealth of knowledge from research the cotton industry has undertaken since the publication first began in the 1980s and is an important tool for growers, agronomists and consultants alike. Importantly, when it comes to protecting the crop, growers are not alone - insects, weeds and diseases do not respect farm boundaries, so it’s important that the industry works together to manage pests.
The Cotton Pest Management Guide is published by CRDC and the industry’s joint CottonInfo team and is updated each year to incorporate the latest in cotton research and development and consistent improvements in industry best practice. This year, for the first time, we have partnered with our fellow key industry organisation, Crop Consultants Australia (CCA), on the development of the Guide. This partnership sees the appointment of a Technical Review Panel to review the Guide, provide technical expertise, and to ensure it remains as useful as possible for both growers and consultants.