News Archive 2015

  • Cotton Australia assisting storm-hit Darling Downs growers

    Thursday, 31st December 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia is assisting Darling Downs growers impacted by a 'superstorm' that swept across Cecil Plains and Bowenville on December 23. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 30 December 2015

    Thursday, 24th December 2015 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

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  • Spray drift management workshop held at Jimbour

    Thursday, 24th December 2015 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    More than 30 cotton and grain growers joined Cotton Australia at Jamie Grant’s ‘Kielli’ farm at Jimbour on the Darling Downs for a spray drift management workshop. The event was used to raise awareness of spray drift issues and factors, risk management and best practice strategies. Read more »

  • Qld water LMAs: call for Board members

    Thursday, 24th December 2015 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    In October 2015 the Queensland Government's Department of Energy and Water Supply announced its intentions to continue progress towards Local Management Arrangements (LMAs) of SunWater irrigation channel schemes in St George, Emerald, Theodore and Eton. The Queensland Government is now seeking nominations for Chairperson and Board members to lead Transition Company Boards. Read more »

  • Key findings from ICAC’s 74th Plenary, Mumbai

    Thursday, 24th December 2015 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    The Australian delegation representing our industry at the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) 74th Plenary meeting in Mumbai, India, joined approximately 400 cotton industry leaders and government representatives from more than 40 countries. Key topics included global supply and demand trends, sustainable supply chains and government subsidies. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia takes action on spray drift

    Thursday, 24th December 2015 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Following incidents in northern NSW and on Queensland’s Darling Downs, Cotton Australia has increased the tempo of its annual spray drift campaign. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia’s year in review, plans for 2016

    Thursday, 24th December 2015 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    The cotton season is well underway, and the turn of the year is an opportune time to reflect on the issues Cotton Australia has championed over behalf of growers in the past 12 months, and the challenges that lie ahead in 2016. Here’s an update from Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay. Read more »

  • Meet the myBMP Biosecurity Lead: Susan Maas

    Thursday, 17th December 2015 // // Comments (0)

    Susan Maas joined the cotton industry as an extension officer with Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Based in Emerald, Central Queensland, Susan initially focussed on natural resource management (NRM) systems extension for 3 years before moving into a broader industry extension role. Read more »

  • myBMP module highlight: pesticide management

    Thursday, 17th December 2015 // // Comments (0)

    The myBMP pesticide management module assists growers with the storage, handling and correct application of pesticides to reduce any potential negative impacts to growers, cotton businesses, neighbouring farmers and the environment. Read more »

  • Cotton promotion success: new Aussie cotton product ranges added

    Tuesday, 15th December 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Three additional companies are now offering garments and products made from 100% Australian cotton. The products are labelled with the ‘Australian Cotton Mark’ swing-tag that presents positives messages about Australia’s world-leading cotton industry. Each Australian cotton garment carries a swing-tag featuring our logo, key messages, and promotion. Read more »