News Archive 2015

  • NSW NETWORKS FAIL TO ADDRESS EXCESSIVE ELECTRICITY COSTS FACED BY GROWERS AND IRRIGATORS

    Tuesday, 24th November 2015 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    The NSW Irrigators' Council (NSWIC) and Cotton Australia have urged the Australian Competition Tribunal to uphold the Australian Energy Regulator's (AER) final determination which – if fully implemented – would see unsustainable electricity price rises halted in NSW and bring relief to regional power users. Read more »

  • Growers and irrigators to tackle energy costs and opportunities for renewables

    Friday, 20th November 2015 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Growers and irrigators from across the Namoi and Gwydir River districts will gather early next month at Narrabri to tackle energy costs, discuss energy efficiency gains and opportunities for renewable energy. Read more »

  • Help protect your property: order a biosecurity gate sign

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // // Comments (0)

    As every grower knows, the biosecurity of a farm is a grower’s responsibility, and there are simple measures that can put in place to minimise biosecurity threats. One of the most common and real threats to farm biosecurity is the movement of people on and off a property who may unknowingly carry diseases, pests or the seeds of weeds. Read more »

  • Dan Hickey’s contribution to myBMP recognised

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // // Comments (0)

    Dan Hickey’s contribution to getting the cotton industry’s best management practice system online was recognised by industry leaders Simon Corish (Cotton Australia Chair) and Dr Mary Corbett (Cotton Research and Development Corporation [CRDC] Chair) in Toowoomba earlier this month. Read more »

  • Changes to biosecurity requirements in NSW and Queensland

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // // Comments (0)

    A number of changes to biosecurity legislation and requirements will be introduced in NSW and Queensland from 2016 onwards. See below for information relevant to each state/territory. Cotton Australia will continue to hold the official role for biosecurity stewardship in the Australian cotton industry. Read more »

  • Case study: water efficiency gains, myBMP and BCI at Korolea and Royston farms

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // // Comments (0)

    Boggabilla growers, the Newells, have always been looking for ways to improve the efficiency, productivity and safety of their farm. They found completing the myBMP (Best Management Practices) program to be another step in improving on-farm practices, as well as gaining access to the global Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 18 November 2015

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Cotton Australia revamps cotton fact sheet series

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia’s fact sheet series has been revamped to include the latest industry figures and continuous improvements – critical when sharing the modern Australian cotton industry’s story with students, educators and the public. In an average year, the fact sheets are viewed more than 155,000 times at Cotton Australia’s website: cottonaustralia.com.au Read more »

  • Cotton2Couture and cotton workshop at teen fashion awards

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia is proud to sponsor the Apex Australia Teen Fashion Awards (AATFA) which concluded recently at the National Finals event in Melbourne last month. The event – attended by Cotton Australia Education Coordinator, Lani Madigan – was held at the Whitehouse Institute of Design, and included a new Cotton2Couture award and cotton workshops to help educate the teenage participants about the Australian cotton industry. Read more »

  • Spray drift danger to sensitive crops follows recent rainfall

    Monday, 16th November 2015 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Recent rainfall across NSW and Queensland brings increased danger to cotton crops which are particularly susceptible to off-target Phenoxy 2,4-D herbicides. Read more »