Despite the area sown to cotton in the Central Highlands being half of last year's, which itself was a significant reduction on the normal amount grown, Cam Geddes believes the region is in reasonable shape.
An idea borrowed from a fellow agronomist in Moree looks like delivering Emerald's Graham Volck and his son Oliver a productive cotton crop despite a squeeze on water availability.
It was a tough season for cotton producers, but ABARES says the only way is up off the smallest plant since the 1970s.
The Future Cotton Leaders Program is best suited to people who are keen to progress their leadership skills and who are actively involved in the cotton industry.
For Grant Porter, Ivanhoe, Condamine Plains, the timing of the recent deluge has turned around an otherwise challenging season.
It has been a year where only the toughest of cotton crops survived, which has made the efforts of the FastStart award winners more special.
Richard Quigley will delve further into methods to retain more crop residue in zero-tillage cropping operations.
The Australian cotton sector is on track for its lowest production in a decade and analysts warn it will be a slow recovery process.