Production, marketing and topical articles for the Australian Cotton industry.
Artificial Intelligence has evolved to be part of most industries. In the future, it has been predicted to revolutionise agriculture through increases in production and efficiency that can help feed and clothe the world’s ever-increasing population.
Not many people can say they graduated from university and scored their dream job on the same day but for Cotton Australia’s Southern NSW Regional Manager Tom Mannes that’s exactly what happened.
Yield maps are created from a cotton picker’s yield monitor (that uses a series of sensors) and can give an indication of yield and its variance within a field.
Fall armyworm (FAW) are being detected at unprecedented levels in sorghum crops across Central Queensland, the Western and Darling Downs and northern New South Wales causing what experts predict could be the most significant impact on sorghum since the pest’s arrival in Australia in 2020.
To address challenges faced by cotton growers associated with rising production costs, fluctuating yields, and regulatory constraints, Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) have partnered with Ag Econ through CSD’s Richard Williams Initiative to better understand the key drivers of crop profitability.
The US Farm Journal reports that a federal court in Arizona has vacated EPA’s 2020 registrations for dicamba products to be used in over-the-top applications. This effectively means the agricultural community will be unable to apply XtendiMax (Bayer), Enginia (BASF), and Tavium (Syngenta) for the upcoming 2024 growing season, until the EPA can re-review the matter.
Dates have been released for the series of cotton picker training workshops being run in cotton growing regions across Queensland as part of the state government’s micro-credential skills program.
Louis Dreyfus (LDC) has announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire the remaining 83 per cent shares of Namoi Cotton that it doesn’t already own, by way of a Scheme of Arrangement.