Dan Austin, Kooroowatha, Theodore, is picking his early cotton crop this week.
A mix of excellent growing conditions and available water has made cotton a money-making crop for many growers throughout the eastern states this summer.
Dirranbandi appears on track for above average yielding cotton crops, despite some excessive hot weather.
The cotton industry is calling for restrictions around the use of 2,4-D after 6000ha was damaged at Walgett prior to Christmas.
The International Cotton Advisory Committee has predicted global cotton production will grow 11 per cent in 2017/18.