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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.

Successful bio-control trials of disease carrying mozzies

In a first for the Southern Hemisphere, researchers have shown a bacteria can successfully sterilise and eradicate the invasive, disease carrying Aedes aegyptimosquito which is responsible for spreading dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

Ag Worker Visa created

The Australian Government has amended the Migration Regulations to create the Australian Agriculture Worker Visa (Ag Visa) to provide for a vital agriculture visa to help secure the future of rural and regional Australia. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said the Nationals promised an Ag Visa and we’ve delivered it.

New service launched to help solve cotton workforce shortage

Cotton Australia has taken action to help solve one of the Australian cotton industry’s most enduring challenges – the shortage of seasonal workers. A new online service - Cotton Jobs Australia - has been launched to connect growers with prospective employees by enabling them to post jobs they need filling, and then accept applications for those jobs through a simple online form. The new platform has been developed by Cotton Australia with funding assistance from the Queensland Government.

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