Production, marketing and topical articles for the Australian Cotton industry.
The 2021 Cotton Collective, Trade Show and Industry Awards will be held in Toowoomba on August 25–26. The collective will be held at the Toowoomba Showground’s Glenvale Room with the Cotton Trade Show in the adjacent Founder’s Pavilion.
An Australian technology company is aiming to provide detailed information of the cotton supply chain to give everyone, from farmer to consumer, a clear indication of how, when and where the products are produced and handled.
Any farm which brands its product as Good Earth Cotton and describes it as the most ethical cotton on earth better have some good arguments to back up the claims.
Excitement is building for the 2021 Australian Cotton Collective, with tickets for the key industry event now on sale. The Collective will be held in Toowoomba, Queensland from August 24th – 26th 2021, and will bring Australia’s cotton industry together for a series of informative speaker sessions, panel forums and a trade show. Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay said the event would be a valuable knowledge sharing experience for attendees.
The Australian Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) has announced the commencement of its “Taking Australian Cotton to the World” market diversification program. The program will assist exporters to increase Australian cotton’s market share in traditional export destinations and expand trade into new and emerging markets.
Stress and fatigue have been identified as a key cause of agricultural accidents by researchers from the University of Aberdeen. They found that lapses in situation awareness, related to stress and fatigue, were a main contributory factor in farming accidents.
A Goondiwindi cotton farm is the site of a ground breaking trial to test whether shredded cotton products could offer benefits to cotton soil health, and a scalable solution to textile waste. Around two tonnes of processed cotton textiles, garments and end-of-life State Emergency Service coveralls have been spread by local farmer, Sam Coulton.
Louise Hill from St George was elected to the CSD Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 16. Louise will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Joanne Grainger, whose term finished after nine years. CSD Chair, James Kahl paid tribute to Joanne's commitment and service.