THE 2016 cotton harvest is now in full swing and, while the rain has caused some delays, growers are expecting top results this year.
Southern Cotton is expected to gin more than 180,000 bales this season.
The average yield, the amount of cotton grown per hectare, is predicted to be around 12 bales per hectare.
Some growers are recording yields as high as 15 bales per hectare.
Southern Cotton chairman Larry Walsh said growers were interested in learning more about the industry and sustainability to continue having good yields and quality.
“Growers continue to improve water efficiency by three to four per cent each year and have achieved a staggering 40 per cent increase in water productivity over the past decade,” he said.