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 2020-21 is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

The 2020 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.

As traditional line-shaft pumps reach the end of their life, what are the options for irrigators? While line-shaft pumps may be more efficient per unit of energy, there are advantages of changing to submersible pumps.

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.

This ID guide will assist you in identifying brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

BMSM is considered a high priority exotic pest for Australian agriculture. It is not currently found in Australia, but once established, BMSB is very difficult to eradicate.

 

This ID guide will assist you in identifying cluster caterpillar, northern armyworm and fall armyworm.

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.

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.

This fact sheet compares four different types of wilt - Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, sudden wilt and reoccuring wilt - plus lightning strikes, so you can be aware of their various causes, symptoms and spread.

 

 

With the cotton industry expanding across Northern Australia, it is likely used cotton machinery and equipment may need to be moved across state and territory borders.

The Focus on water research series introduces you to the key cotton water researchers and their work. In this case study, Ben Crawley and David Perovic from NSW DPI outline their work in researching the water productivity of irrigated cotton, and the findings from their most recent benchmarking study.

The Focus on water research series introduces you to the key cotton water researchers and their work. In this case study, Dr Hiz Jamali from CSIRO explains the roll out of the canopy temperature sensor algorithm in technology to cotton growers.

The Focus on water research series introduces you to the key cotton water researchers and their work. In this case study, David Lawrence from QLD DAF explains his research, which is answering the question: Can cover crops increase infiltration and net water accumulation in pivot-irrigated cotton systems with low (less than 30 per cent) ground cover?

The Focus on water research series introduces you to the key cotton water researchers and their work. In this case study, Wendy Merritt from ANU outlines the investigation into the potential to implement Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) in the irrigated cotton growing regions of Australia, evaluating its feasibility across all facets (ie. financial, economic, technical, legislative, social and environmental).

The spring edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, has a focus on sustainability, in line with the industry's current focus on setting new sustainability targets.

The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, brings you a feature on the industry's second Sustainability Report, which has been five years in the making.

The autumn edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, brings you a feature on the International Cotton Advisory Council’s (ICAC’s) Plenary Meeting held in Brisbane in December.

The summer edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, brings you stories about the people who are passionate about the cotton industry and how, with added support from CRDC and organisations such as Cotton Australia and Auscott, we are helping them achieve their potential.