There has been very good uptake of cotton varieties featuring Monsanto's Bollgard 3 technology.
The news is good for Australian growers planning on planting cotton this season, with the International Cotton Advisory Council forecasting a price rise across the sector.
School-leavers are being encouraged to take a gap year on a cotton farm through Cotton Australia's Cotton Gap program.
It may be time for cotton to be going in the ground, but one Emerald farmer is taking to the skies instead.
Above average rainfall throughout most of Queensland and New South Wales has many predicting a big cotton plant this year.
After winning a Wallaby jersey signed by Tim Horan at the Cotton Conference, Mrs Evans decided to put her win up for auction, raising an impressive $1,600 for the RFDS.
Cotton growers and irrigators in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin (MBD) are calling on the MDBA to take into account the social, economic and environmental benefits of introducing complementary measures.
Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced Richard Haire as the new chairman for CRDC.
Cotton trials are well underway in the Central Highlands region, with the 2016/17 season kicked off.