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Biosecurity & disease management

Biosecurity is the management of the risk of pests and diseases entering, emerging, establishing or spreading, in order to avoid production losses and new management and eradication costs.

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CottonInfo manuals, guides, paks & tools

CottonInfo manuals, guides, paks & tools

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CottonInfo newsletters, fact sheets & case studies

Newsletters, fact sheets and case studies across all CottonInfo topics.

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CottonInfo regional newsletters

Region specific newsletters from CottonInfo Regional Development Officers

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Crop nutrition

Getting your crop nutrition spot on is essential for maximising cotton yield.

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Energy use efficiency & carbon

Energy is one of the fastest growing costs for cotton growers, with electricity and diesel accounting for a significant proportion of total farm input costs. Energy (electricity, diesel and fertiliser) is also the major contributor to a cotton farm's GHG emissions.

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Fibre quality

Managing your crop for increased fibre quality

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Insect management & stewardship

An integrated insect and mite management approach (otherwise known as Integrated Pest Management or IPM) incorporates a range of tactics and resources to reduce pest outbreaks and reduce the reliance on insecticides for their management.

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Natural resource management

Natural areas on and surrounding cotton farms provide benefits to the farming enterprise, known as ecosystem services.

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Pesticide input efficiency

Being more efficient with pesticide inputs has three main benefits for growers - it helps reduce farm costs; reduces environmental risks; and critically, limits the evolution of resistance in target insect pest and weed populations.

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Raingrown cotton

Information of specific use to raingrown (dryland) cottongrowers

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Soil health

Soil health is the key to your farm's profit and production. It underpins the fertility and crop production of a farming enterprise, providing the cotton plant with water, oxygen, nutrients and support.

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Water management

Helping you make the most of your water: achieving maximum production from available water resources in any given season.

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Weed management

Integrated weed management (IWM) is a strategy to manage existing herbicide resistance and prolong the useful life of herbicide groups.