Without a healthy environment, farmers would not be able to grow cotton.
Australian cotton farmers are doing their part in caring for the environment they farm, and its evident in the vast improvements across the industry throughout the years.
This World Environment Day, we are highlighting how Australian cotton farmers are stewards of the land, and how modern farming practices are not only producing better quality cotton, but are also caring for the environment.
During the past 30 years, our farmers have improved their water use efficiency by 48% - meaning they are growing more cotton with less water.
The industry has decreased its pesticide use by 97% - instead of spraying crops for pests multiple times a season, some farmers aren’t spraying at all.
These two major changes, plus each farmer’s individual environmental and biodiversity practices contribute to a healthier and more sustainable farming practice.
Because, we only have one Earth.
Without proactively looking after soil health, ensuring vegetation and riparian zones are developed and being conscious of energy outputs, our farmers would not be growing the most sustainably produced nature fibre in the world.