Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

By Grain Central, 30 January 2017

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), the Australian cotton industry’s primary seed supplier, has commenced site work on the $41 million development of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa in north-west NSW.

An artist's impression of the completed Cotton Seed Distributors redevelopment.  At the back of the complex are the existing buildings.

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The CottonInfo Moisture Manager

Cotton info 23 January 2017

In this edition:
Australian rainfall (week ending 23 January 2017)
Summary of climate indicators
Rainfall and temperature guidance summary
Tropical Hazards Outlook (18-31 January)
30-day Mean Sea Level Pressure Anomaly
AWAP Soil Moisture Status (15 January, 2017)
Looking for fine weather at Emerald (CQ)
Sunday, January 22, 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate

Farmers urged to register for backpacker tax rate or risk having to withhold higher rate

ABC Rural News

Farmers and labour contractors that employ backpackers are being urged to register with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to take advantage of the new tax rate.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Farmers and beekeepers urged to use BeeConnected

Cotton Australia News Flash

Cotton Australia has joined with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) in calling on all farmers and beekeepers to use BeeConnected to better communicate with each other to protect bees and crops.
Farmers and beekeepers should use this checklist:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Australian Classing Services

Australian Classing Services

Ag Services Cotton

Australian Classing Services
Friday, December 16, 2016/Author: Business Directory/Number of views (427)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cotton Matters

Cotton Australia

News from Cotton Australia

Tuesday, December 13, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Water Act changes welcome, but focus needs to shift to Northern Basin: cotton

Water Act changes welcome, but focus needs to shift to Northern Basin: cotton

Media Release from Cotton Australia

Australia's cotton industry has welcomed the passage of changes to the Water Act through Federal Parliament, which will grant an additional year to find water-saving projects to implement the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP).
 
The legislation changes the operation of the Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) Adjustment Mechanism with the intention of eliminating water purchases in the Southern Basin.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cotton Australia Newsletter

Cotton Australia Newsletter

November news

Growers and Cotton Australia Showcase industry story on international stage

The Australian cotton story was recently showcased to a global audience of brands, retailers and manufacturers, through Cotton Australia’s participation at Intertextile, the world’s largest fabric fair held in Shanghai, China.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cotton Matters 7 September 2016

Cotton Matters 7 September 2016

Cotton Australia

Voice of cotton growers amplified during Backpacker Tax review

Cotton Australia made a submission in the latest Backpacker Tax review, demonstrating that the proposed rate of 32.5% for every dollar is too high.
Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Spotlight Magazine

Spotlight Magazine

Welcome to the Spring edition of CRDC's Spotlight magazine!

In this edition:
Soil under the microscope
Resistance management for Bollgard 3
Building industry resilience
Investigating dryland systems 
... and much more!

Spotlight will land on the desks of our subscribers over the coming days.
Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Caroona Coal decision a big win for growers

Caroona Coal decision a big win for growers

Cotton Matters

In a result that may have implications for all growers affected by resources operations, the NSW Government announced it will buy back BHP's licence for the Caroona coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in NSW.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Solar Pumping:  the economic & enviro rewards

Solar Pumping: the economic & enviro rewards

Cotton Info Connecting Growers with research

Energy is one of the fastest growing on-farm costs. The CRDC-funded Improving energy efficiency on irrigated cotton farms project found in 2015 that the average direct energy cost was $298 per hectare, with diesel counting for at least 85 percent.

But not for cotton grower Andrew Gill of Narromine. 

For more information click the heading.

Monday, July 18, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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What does cotton do at night?

What does cotton do at night?

Cotton Info July 2016

So, what does cotton do at night? In this short two minute video, CSIRO's Warren Conaty explains the processes that occur at night, and how they can impact crop yield.
Thursday, July 07, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Celebrity speakers headline biennial Australian Cotton Conference

Celebrity speakers headline biennial Australian Cotton Conference

2016 AUSTRALIAN COTTON CONFERENCE MEDIA RELEASE

A line-up of celebrity speakers and international experts are the star attractions for the Australian Cotton Conference, to be held on the Gold Coast between August 2 and 4, 2016.

 

The 18th Australian Cotton Conference – New Frontiers features an impressive line-up of speakers, including TV host and best-selling author Alex Malley (The ‘Naked CEO’), plus senior executives from global retail brands such as Susi Proudman (Nike) and Manish Chawla (H&M). The three-day conference will close on a presentation from award-winning journalist Peter Greste and his brother, cotton grower Andrew Greste, who will close the conference with their session, ‘Resilience, Teamwork & Courage’.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (707)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Broken Hill water pipeline welcomed as best solution

Broken Hill water pipeline welcomed as best solution

Cotton Matters

Cotton Australia has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a permanent water solution for Broken Hill which will allow for optimal use of water resources in the system for environmental and irrigation purposes.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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