Date confirmed 2 - 4 August
By Amelia WilliamsJan. 13, 2016, 5:01 a.m. The Land
A WHOPPING 20 per cent of Australia’s cotton crop has been damaged from off target spray drift this season, costing the cotton industry $20 million to date.
Cotton Australia chief executive Adam Kay said all cotton growing regions in Australia have been affected by off target spray drift this season, with about 60,000 hectares reporting damage.
“I've been in the cotton industry for 30 years, and this is the worst year in memory for spray drift damage to cotton crops, so we are taking this issue extremely seriously,” he said.
Heavy rainfall spurred rapid weed growth across the country, prompting cropping farmers to spray their fallow country.
A new Summer Weed Control Best Practice Guide is now available for growers, employees, contractors and agronomists to provide guidelines for the safe and effective application of herbicides in summer.
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Things are buzzing at the Cotton Conference office with news just in that ANZ has signed on as our major Gold Sponsor for 2016. ANZ are long term supporters of the cotton industry and the Conference, and this year will be supporting us through major sponsorship of Conference and the 2016 Australian Cotton Industry Awards Dinner. A heartfelt thanks ANZ, we couldn’t do it without you. #cotton2016 #happyconferenceorganisers #ANZrocks
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