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NSW North Coast Farmers Try Again at Growing Cotton

23 January 2012

AUSTRALIA - Farmers on the New South Wales North Coast are having another go at growing cotton.

According to ABC Rural, most of Australia's cotton is grow on irrigation farms west of the Great Dividing Range in NSW and QLD.

Now high rainfall and hot temperatures are proving ideal growing conditions for dryland cotton farmers on the eastern seaboard.

Agronomist with Cotton Seed Distributors Bob Ford says the attempt isn't without risk but could pay off for farmers willing to take a gamble.

"To be able to grow a crop in this situation with no water is tremendous," he says.

"If this crop goes three bails to the acre dryland it'll be one of the highest dryland yielding crops in the state."

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