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.

A suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2019-20 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.

The Cotton Pest Management Guide 2019-20 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

The 2019 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. 

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.

CottonInfo was formed in 2012, and 2018 marked the end of our first Strategic Plan. In this fact sheet, we discover the impact of CottonInfo during its first six years.

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.

The Herbicide Resistance Management Strategy (HRMS) is a tool for managing the risk of herbicide resistance in irrigated and dryland farming systems incorporating herbicide-tolerant cotton.

The Focus on NRM research series introduces you to the key cotton NRM researchers and their work. In this case study, Sean Freney, Dr Erin Peterson, Dr Susan Fuller outline their research into the impact of remnant vegetation on bat activity. 

The case study, conducted by AgEcon/CottonInfo's Jon Welsh and AgEcon's Janine Powell, was undertaken to consider the economic and environmental impact of installing microgrids to offset the energy use of surface water irrigation pumps and a small grain drying facility in the Fitzroy Valley of Qu

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. 

The spring edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, takes an indepth look at crop nutrition and disease in preparation for the 2019-20 cotton season.

The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, acknowledges the role of women in the industry with the celebration of International Day for Women and Girls in Science and International Women’s Day.

The autumn edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, focuses on the impacts that research, development and extension delivers for growers and the industry.

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.