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Northern Newsletter: October 2023 Edition: Pre-Season

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
This is the latest edition of the Northern Newsletter: Pre-Season

Northern Newsletter: July 2023 Edition: Cutout to Picking

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
This is the latest edition of the Northern Newsletter: Cutout to Picking

Northern Newsletter - 2022-23 Pre-season

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest edition of the Northern Newsletter which covers pre-season topics for the 2022-23 season.

Dryland Cotton Guide

  • Dryland
  • Cotton Contractors
  • Cotton Research
This booklet is an introductory guide for those who are new to growing dryland cotton or are interested in discovering more about cotton production.

Irrigated Cotton Guide

  • Irrigated
  • Cotton Contractors
  • Cotton Research
This booklet is an introductory guide for those who are new to growing irrigated cotton or are interested in discovering more about cotton production.

8 Golden rules of dryland cotton

  • Dryland
  • Dryland Cotton
  • Cotton Research
Find out more about the 8 Golden Rules of dryland cotton and set yourself up for success

10 Point plan for irrigated cotton

  • Irrigated
  • Irrigated Cotton
  • Cotton Research
Find out more about the 10 Point Plan for irrigated cotton and set yourself up for success

Cotton Choices

  • Technology
Cotton Choices® gives Bollgard® 3, Bollgard II® and Roundup Ready Flex® cotton growers flexibility to choose the best payment option for their technology fees to suit the financial and production risks of their farm.

Bollgard 3 Refuge Calculator

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
If you’re growing Monsanto's Bollgard II® and/or Bollgard® 3 crops you will need to comply with Resistance Management Plans, including growing an effective refuge and area. For further information, visit www.bollgard3.com.au.

SataCrop

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
  • Cotton Contractors
  • Spray Application Technology
SataCrop is a digital platform that maps all crops, not just cotton, allowing growers and applicators of all products to be better informed before spraying. The new technology requires growers to only map their fields once and has the ability to import field boundaries from compatible software such as PCT, SST, Farmworks, John Deere and Agworld.

Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets 2018-19

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
  • Gross Margins
A suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2018-19 season brought to you by the cotton industry’s joint extension program, CottonInfo.

Cotton Planting Rate Calculator

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
CSD's Planting Rate Calculator enables you to determine the ideal seeding rate by field. The simple online tool allows you to select your variety and desired plant stand; enter a rank relating to field condition, seedling disease, field disease level and soil insects to determine the ideal seed rate.

CSD Variety Performance Comparison Tool

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
  • Variety
Cotton Seed Distributors' (CSD) Variety Performance Comparison Tool provides you with the ability to compare varieties ideally suited to your local area. CSD operate a broad geographical trial program each season to rigorously test new varieties to ensure they meet the yield and agronomic needs of growers.

FastStart Cotton Program

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
  • Industry
  • Cotton Contractors
FastStart is a collaboration between Syngenta and Cotton Seed Distributors that combines world leading cotton genetics, chemistry and technologies, resulting in strong, healthy establishment and robust growth in the early stages of a crop’s life up until flowering.

Green Light Calculator for Planting

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
Ensure conditions are suitable for planting by using CSD's Traffic Light tool to calculate if your soil temperature and the forecast conditions are conducive to crop establishment.

CottonInfo

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
CottonInfo is the Australian cotton industry’s joint extension program. CottonInfo is designed to connect growers with research, bringing you – our cotton growers, consultants, and agronomists – the latest news, information, events and research, and helping you achieve best practice.

myBMP

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
  • Stewardship
myBMP demonstrates to the community the Australian cotton industry’s improved farming practices and careful management of our natural resources. Get the latest scientific knowledge, resources and personal support to meet best practice standards along the entire cotton value chain.

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Cotton Research
The CRDC invests in research, development and extension on behalf of Australia’s cotton growers and the Australian Government for a more profitable, competitive and sustainable cotton industry.

Crop Consultants Australia (CCA)

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
The CCA is primarily an association for those that provide agronomic advice to cotton, grains, pulse and oilseed producers in Australia. CCA’s core activities focus on providing a forum for information exchange and technical training for agronomists and those with an interest in agronomy to increase the level of professionalism of members.

Australian Cotton Shippers Association

  • Marketing
Taking Australian cotton to the world - That's the role of the Australian Cotton Shippers Association. With outstanding fibre quality characteristics and an enviable eco-record via the industry's voluntary and fully audited "Best Management Practices", it's not a difficult message to sell. The challenge is to generate consistent premiums for supply chains to maintain the economic and social viability of our industry in Australia.

Spraywise

  • Dryland
  • Irrigated
  • Spray Application Technology
SprayWise Decisions from Nufarm allows you to review weather conditions for the last 14 days or predict forthcoming weather up to 14 days in advance. It has the unique ability to generate property specific meteograms for the nearest 1 sq km grid cell anywhere in Australia.

Cotton Compass

  • Marketing
Cotton Compass is a weekly market wire specifically tailored for the Australian cotton industry and its markets in Asia, providing real time information relevant to your business.

Tropical Cotton Production: Considerations for Northern Cotton Growers

  • Northern Cotton
Northern Australia has enormous potential as a cotton production region. Here are some of the main considerations when growing cotton in a tropical environment.

Northern Newsletter: March 2022 - Establishment to Flowering

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the next edition of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer Crop Science, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland (DAF), NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT) and AgEcon. In the March 2022 issue, we highlight the critical period of establishment to flowering and discuss some of the key watch-outs for growers.

Northern Newsletter: January, 2022

  • Northern Newsletter
  • Growing Cotton in the North
  • Northern Cotton
Welcome to the latest issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer Crop Science, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC), the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF) and AgEcon. In our January edition, we discuss the importance of getting the timing right during the planting process.

Northern Newsletter: Pre-season, December 2021

  • Northern Newsletter
  • Growing Cotton in the North
  • Northern Cotton
Welcome to the latest issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer Crop Science, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC), the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF) and AgEcon. In the first issue for the 2022 cotton season, we will discuss the importance of considering your contractors, inputs and suppliers early.

GROWING COTTON IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

  • Dryland Cotton
  • Irrigated Cotton
  • Northern Cotton
  • Growing Cotton in the North
  • Stewardship
Your guide to growing cotton in Northern Australia

COTTON PLANTING WINDOWS AND KEY RMP TIMINGS FOR NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

  • Growing cotton in the north
  • Northern cotton
  • Resistance Management
A planting window is a resistance management technique that restricts the period in which planting of a cotton crop containing Bollgard 3 insect control technology can occur, with the aim of restricting the number of generations of Helicoverpa spp. exposed to Bollgard 3 crops each season. Planting windows are an important part of the Bollgard® 3 Resistance Management Plan (RMP), regulated by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). This document is your quick guide to planting windows in Northern Australia, including what they are, how they work, where they are and the process for setting a planting window.

Northern Newsletter: Cutout to picking, Edition 5

  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the fifth issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer CropScience (Bayer), with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). In this issue, we will be covering the cotton plant from cutout to picking.

Northern Newsletter: Establishment to Flowering, Edition 3

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the third issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer CropScience, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). The third edition will cover the cotton plant from establishment to flowering.

Northern Newsletter: Flowering to cut out, Edition 4

  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the fourth issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer CropScience (Bayer), with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). In this issue, we will be looking at how to capitalise on the peak flowering period, and how to manage the crop through cut out.

Northern Newsletter: Planting, Edition 2

  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the second issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer Crop Science, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland (DAF).

Northern Newsletter: Post Season, Edition 6

  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the sixth issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer CropScience (Bayer), with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). In the final issue for the 2020 cotton season, we will review trial results and reflect on learnings from the challenges of the season.

Northern Newsletter: Pre Season, Edition 7

  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the seventh issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer CropScience (Bayer), with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). This is the first issue for the 2020/21 cotton season in Northern Australia. In this issue, we discuss the preparations required to grow cotton, and important factors to consider such as planting windows, chemical drift management and industry support programs.

FALL ARMYWORM (SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA) AND THE BOLLGARD® 3 TECHNOLOGY

  • Cotton Pest
  • Northern Cotton
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a pest moth species that originates from the tropical regions of the Americas, that has recently been identified in several areas of northern Australia and as far south as Central Queensland. This pest has a large host range, including cotton. As fall armyworm has been declared ineradicable, it is important to be able to identify the larvae and to understand how to manage the pest in the Bollgard 3 cotton. Refer to the attached document for advice on managing fall armyworm in cotton and refuge crops.

BOLLGARD® 3 RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT PLAN (RMP) FOR NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

  • Stewardship
  • Northern Cotton
The cotton industry has taken a proactive approach to resistance to ensure the longevity of the technology. As a regulatory requirement under the APVMA registration of Bollgard 3, all growers are required to implement a Resistance Management Plan (RMP). Taking into account the unique environment in Northern Australia, Bayer, in conjunction with the cotton industry have developed a Bollgard 3 Northern Australia RMP. The RMP outlines key management strategies that growers must put in place, in order to grow the Bollgard 3 technology.d to understand how to manage the pest in the Bollgard 3 cotton. Refer to the attached document for advice on managing fall armyworm in cotton and refuge crops.

Northern Newsletter: Pre-Season, Edition 1

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
  • NORTHERN NEWSLETTER
First issue of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors and Bayer Crop Science. Throughout the cotton season, we’ll be delivering regular snapshots of timely and practical information relevant to cotton growers across Northern Australia, with details on where to find more information. We will also be featuring commentary and testimonials from current growers and industry in Northern Australia.

The Dozen Deeds for Northern Australia

  • GROWING COTTON IN THE NORTH
  • NORTHERN COTTON
Find out more about the Dozen Deeds for Northern Australia and set yourself up for success

Think Cotton - Border Rivers, Gwydir & Barwon-Darling

  • Think Cotton
As the winter crop season draws to a close and summer cropping comes into focus, Bayer, in collaboration with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), through the Acres of Opportunity program would like to take the opportunity to invite you to Think Cotton.

Think Cotton - Central NSW

  • Think Cotton
As the winter crop season draws to a close and summer cropping comes into focus, Bayer, in collaboration with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), through the Acres of Opportunity program would like to take the opportunity to invite you to Think Cotton.

Think Cotton - Central QLD

  • Think Cotton
As the winter crop season draws to a close and summer cropping comes into focus, Bayer, in collaboration with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), through the Acres of Opportunity program would like to take the opportunity to invite you to Think Cotton.

Think Cotton - Namoi

  • Think Cotton
As the winter crop season draws to a close and summer cropping comes into focus, Bayer, in collaboration with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), through the Acres of Opportunity program would like to take the opportunity to invite you to Think Cotton.

Think Cotton - Southern Queensland

  • Think Cotton
As the winter crop season draws to a close and summer cropping comes into focus, Bayer, in collaboration with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), through the Acres of Opportunity program would like to take the opportunity to invite you to Think Cotton.

Think Cotton - Southern NSW

  • Think Cotton
As the winter crop season draws to a close and summer cropping comes into focus, Bayer, in collaboration with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), through the Acres of Opportunity program would like to take the opportunity to invite you to Think Cotton.

FALL ARMYWORM (SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA) AND THE BOLLGARD® 3 TECHNOLOGY

  • Cotton Pest
  • Growing Cotton in the North
  • Northern Cotton
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a pest moth species that originates from the tropical regions of the Americas, that has recently been identified in several areas of northern Australia and as far south as Central Queensland. This pest has a large host range, including cotton. As fall armyworm has been declared ineradicable, it is important to be able to identify the larvae and to understand how to manage the pest in the Bollgard 3 cotton. Refer to the attached document for advice on managing fall armyworm in cotton and refuge crops.

Northern Newsletter: Establishment to Flowering, March 2021

  • Growing Cotton in the North
  • Northern Cotton
  • Northern Newsletter
Welcome to the next edition of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer CropScience, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). This edition will cover the cotton plant from establishment to flowering.

Northern Newsletter: Establishment to Flowering to Cut Out, May 2021

  • Growing Cotton in the North
  • Northern Cotton
  • Northern Newsletter
Welcome to the next edition of the Northern Newsletter, brought to you by Acres of Opportunity, a collaboration between Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) and Bayer Crop Science, with contributions from Cotton Australia, CSIRO, the Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC) and the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland (DAF). This edition will cover the cotton plant from flowering to cut out.

BOLLGARD 3 RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT PLAN (RMP) FOR CENTRAL & SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES & VICTORIA

  • Stewardship
  • Resistance Management
The Resistance Management Plan is based on three basic principles: (1) minimising the exposure of Helicoverpa spp. to the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins Cry1Ac, Cry2Ab and Vip3A, (2) providing a population of susceptible individuals that can mate with any resistant individuals, hence diluting any potential resistance, and (3) removing resistant individuals at the end of the cotton season. These principles are supported through the implementation of five elements that are the key components of the Resistance Management Plan.