Cotton grower Joe Back took a gamble and planted 230ha based on their available bore water supply to cover the crop at Beverley, near Ranges Ridge.
Opening up irrigated cotton industries in tropical WA, the Northern Territory and Queensland will boost Aussie exports says Rabobank.
The cotton industry has a record of promoting its environmental credentials, now it is doing the same regarding its social contribution.
A cotton variety with dual herbicide resistance that has been trialled in Australia since 2013 is edging closer to commercial release.
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For a commodity that in 1939 was reported would "never become an export industry", cotton has changed dramatically over the past 85 years.
By the time the first QCL was printed on July 25, 1935, farmers had been trialling growing cotton for several decades.
Cotton growers in the Upper Namoi are banding together to come up with an app-based solution designed to minimise the risk of spray drift.