This resource covers insect, mite and weed control, disease prevention, biosecurity and spray application information. The Guide builds on the wealth of knowledge from research the cotton industry has undertaken since the publication first began in the 1980s and is an important tool for growers, agronomists and consultants alike. Importantly, when it comes to protecting the crop, growers are not alone – insects, weeds and diseases do not respect farm boundaries, so it’s important that the industry works together to manage pests.
The Cotton Pest Management Guide is published by CRDC and the industry’s joint CottonInfo team and is updated each year to incorporate the latest research and development findings and consistent improvements in industry best practice. This year, the partnership with Crop Consultants Australia continues. This partnership involves a review of the Guide by a CCA Technical Review Panel, providing technical expertise to ensure it remains as useful as possible for both growers and consultants.