Improving water productivity is a high priority for Australian agriculture, particularly given increased pressure on available water supplies.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is working with the Australian cotton industry to improve the improve the productive and sustainable use of available water.
This research, co-funded by DPI and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, is exploring water productivity and sustainability gains achieved over the past two decades, while assisting growers in making water management decisions.
The latest results released in August 2022 have found:
This Primefact documents significant gains in water productivity and irrigation efficiency by Australian cotton growers.
The DPI Water Research & Development team work closely with the cotton industry's CottonInfo organisation. CottonInfo has produced a range of resources highlighting our collaborative research into water productivity: