Warren grain and cotton grower Ben Egan believes there is a critical training gap in his industry with limited courses available for those working at ‘paddock level’.
Irrigated croppers are happy to lock in some of next year's cotton crop at prices in excess of $500 a bale.
A volatile market sent cotton prices soaring early last week, with an expectation they’ll hold firm during the rest of ginning.
It's been a tough season for cotton growers around Dirranbandi and St George, including Cubbie Station.
In spite of controversy regarding its regulatory status, the Bollgard 3 cotton trait has proved popular in the field.