Tips on growing cotton in Katherine

DPIR pastoral agronomists Ian Biggs and Nick Hartley have been trialling rain-fed and irrigated cotton at the Katherine Research Station. They explain the project and some of their top tips in two new videos on the department’s YouTube channel.

The department has trialled dry season cotton at Katherine in the past, and it was affecting the quality of the cotton, because we were getting boll fill in the cooler periods of the growing time. This research is looking at wet season cotton for improved quality. We are testing some agricultural simulation models and measuring the yields from a rain-fed vs an irrigated system”.

DPIR has released the two videos to provide insight into growing the crop in the Katherine region and the trial itself. The DPIR YouTube channel has a range of short 5-minute videos on practical topics, including the growing cotton in Katherine region video.

For more information, contact Ian Biggs, Agronomist (Katherine)


Phone: 08 8973 9711

Last updated: 28 September 2020

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