Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton crop tops 4 million bales
Cotton crop tops 4 million bales
31
Mar '11
Continuing the remarkable post drought resurgence for Australian cotton, the industry is now predicting this year's national harvest will be the largest ever recorded, producing around 4,056,000 cotton bales.

Cotton Australia's production forecast estimates1,785,000 bales will be grown in Queensland, while NSW will account for 2,271,000 of the national total, giving a harvest worth around $2,291,866,000.

Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay says while the floods brought significant challenges for many growers, good management and the delivery of expert advice has given some growers the chance to salvage or recover inundated cotton crops.

“While most people will remember the start of this year as flood, cyclone, flood, the season has actually produced very good cotton growing conditions allowing for some recovery of crops that went under water.”

“Growers unaffected by the floods are telling us they expect to harvest personal best crops in many areas and that productivity is driving the national crop forecast upwards.”

Mr Kay says cotton harvesting has already begun, starting at Emerald in Queensland and will progressively move south, finishing when the last cotton crop is picked around Griffith in New South Wales.

The previous record Australian cotton harvest was before the drought back in 2000/01, when around 3.6million bales were produced.

Cotton Australia's Chief Executive says while having such a bumper crop is great, the actual dimensions of the job ahead brings some additional challenges.

“With such a massive crop predicted, we are still looking to recruit enough workers to harvest and gin our cotton. Anyone interested in spending a few months working in cotton country can call our HarvestHelp line on 1800 062 332,” Mr Kay said.

Cotton Australia

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Unipar Carbocloro plant in the city of Cubatão, São Paulo state. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Brazil’s CADE clears Solvay’s 70.59% stake sale in Indupa

Brazil’s administrative council for economic defence (CADE) has...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search