Cotton on track for second highest production year

THE Australian cotton industry is heading towards the second biggest production year on record with potential for a 4.5-million-bale crop when harvest rolls around in April/May. This season’s crop is below the largest national crop in 2012 when 5.3 million bales were picked, but is likely to top the following year’s production that went 4.4 million bales. An estimated 460,000 hectares of cotton have been planted throughout the growing regions of NSW and Queensland this season, of which 340,000ha are irrigated and 120,000ha are dryland. As the crop passes the mid-way mark, Cotton Australia chief executive Adam Kay said farmers…

Source: Grain Central
Cotton on track for second highest production year