Eighteen new and returning cotton growers recently attended workshops in the Central Highlands designed to make the 2017-18 season easier.
The farmers heard from speakers on a variety of topics ranging from best practice techniques, cotton marketing, an introduction to Cotton Australia and systems including CottonMap and BeeConnected. Growers also learned about the myBMP system and received resources to help improve efficiency.
The workshops were hosted on John Jago’s farm ‘Moramana’ and Phil Otto’s property ‘Homelea’.
Cotton Australia Central Highlands Regional Manager Renee Anderson - who helped organise the event with QDAF, Monsanto, CSD and CHRRUP – says the event was a great way for new cotton farmers to learn about growing the crop and the industry, and also introduce themselves to their fellow growers.