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FastStart Cotton Establishment Awards on again in 2021

As part of the FastStart™ Cotton Program, Cotton Seed Distributors and Syngenta are offering great prizes to growers who are achieving excellence in cotton plant stand and uniformity through the FastStart™ Cotton Establishment Awards.

New member of CottonInfo team

CottonInfo has welcomed Emma Lambeth as the new Regional Extension Officer in the CottonInfo team for the Namoi, Walgett, and Bourke. Emma is pictured hereabouts with some of the team from NSW DPI helping with disease surveying for the 2021/22 season.

NSW Irrigators commit to carbon neutrality by 2030

The NSW Irrigators’ Council has made an historic commitment to aim for carbon neutrality of the NSW irrigation industry by 2030. The aspirational target, voted on at the NSWIC General Meeting, comes as industry groups representing diverse sectors across Australia continue to urge Governments to wake up to the economic risks of climate inaction.

Far North Queensland cotton growers celebrate a successful season

More than 100 farmers, family and supporters have gathered for a briefing on the successful 2021 cotton crop in Far North Queensland amid forecasts that production will double in 2022. The event was hosted by the Jonsson family on the Atherton Tablelands.

2021-22 Cotton Pest Management Guide out now

The Cotton Pest Management Guide is the industry’s premium resource for insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information.

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