Weeds, pests, and diseases Cotton crops require weekly monitoring of weeds, pests and diseases throughout the growing season, and growers will most likely need to engage an agronomist for this task.
Cotton production reaches 87, bales - Cotton production on the Ord River Scheme ceases, mainly due to insect resistance to pesticides - Cotton production reachesbales - Cotton established in Gwydir Valley at Moree using water from the newly constructed Copeton Dam - The construction of the Pindari and Glenlyon Dams allows cotton to be grown in the Macintyre Valley in Southern Queensland - Cotton production reachesbales - Cotton production reaches 1.
Auscott's promising first cotton crop in before weed problems eroded its yield potential to 1. All growers are encouraged to consult the map before using pesticides.
Cottonseed meal is a high protein meal that can be fed to many animals, however as a by-product of the oil extraction process it is relatively low in energy.
The size of the cotton crop will determine the tonnage of whole seed available for export, but the outlook for cottonseed exports is strong given the increasing demand for cottonseed as stockfeed in Asia and for crushing in China.
Cottonseed oil is cholesterol free, high in poly-unsaturated fats and contains high levels of anti-oxidants vitamin E that contribute to its long shelf life.
Australian growers produce yields that are around three times the world average. Variety selection by the grower is generally based on yield potential, fibre quality and disease resistance, as well as growing region and production system dryland or irrigated.
Research and field trials show that crops use on average about —mm 7.