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Cotton industry overview

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From then, production was maintained with variable rain grown plantings until 1954 when production ceased until the commencement of the contemporary industry as it is today... The contemporary Australian cotton industry commenced in about 1960 with the planting of irrigated crops in the Namoi Valley of New South Wales (NSW) and on the Darling Downs in Queensland... Irrigated and rain-grown (dryland) cotton are specialised crops that demand a higher level of management than other field crops, given the higher level of risk in growing the crop due to insect pressure, disease and climatic conditions during the growing season, which can affect yield and quality...
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