Cotton South Africa (Cotton SA) was formed in 1998 to represent all role players in the cotton value chain. Cotton SA provides the public infrastructure, supporting the cotton industry, raising awareness of critical issues, providing information necessary for decision-making, and facilitating cooperation on matters of shared interest. Cotton is healthy at its core! It provides a good profit margin per hectare in comparison with other field crops. Cotton is still the best rotational crop to plant, and other crops following the planting of cotton, perform well. The cotton price is currently at a historic high level and is expected to remain this way for the next 18 months (86,66 USc/lb – NY futures, (30/06/2021). KatoenSA/CottonSA is a quarterly publication providing valuable information that is timely and relevant to all sectors of the cotton industry in assessing market conditions and is the official source of statistics on production, trade, consumption stocks, and prices.

Fast Facts

Format:

Frequency:

168 mm x 240 mm (Jumbo A5)

Quarterly

Average print run:

LSM target audience:

800

9–10

Magazines

Please email henko@agriconnect.co.za for older editions.

Themes 2023

Themes are predetermined and fixed, but bulleted sub-themes may change, subject to editorial content requirements and industry developments.

NO 1. FEBRUARY LATE SEASON EDITION

  • Cotton cut-out and crop maturity

  • Defoliation and chemicals used

  • Late-season pests and pest control

  • Planning for harvesting and servicing of machines
    Weed control and contamination

NO 2. MAY HARVESTING EDITION

  • Moisture levels during harvesting

  • Storing seed cotton modules

  • Effect of picking and ginning on fibre quality

  • Understanding costs during and after harvesting

  • Understanding contracts and payment terms

  • Planning rotational crops

NO 3. SEPTEMBER EARLY SEASON EDITION

  • Land preparation, planting, and plant population management

  • Seed, technology, refugia, and cultivar choices

  • Soil sampling, fertilisation, and plant development

  • Control of early-season pests

  • Weed and growth control to ensure fibre quality

NO 4. DECEMBER MIDSEASON EDITION

  • Midseason pests and pest control

  • Integrated pest management (IPM)

  • Irrigation in relation to flowering, boll formation, and fibre quality

  • Plant growth regulators

Deadlines 2023

KATOENSA/COTTONSA – INVOICE DATE

FEB

APR

JUN

AUG

VOLUME 25 – NUMBER

1 – FEB

2 – MAY

3 – SEP

4 – DEC

THEMES

Late season

Harvesting

Early season

Midseason

Advertisement bookings and complete artwork.

19-Jan

17-Apr

10-Aug

09-Nov

To print

26-Jan

24-Apr

17-Aug

16-Nov

Inserts delivered to AgriConnect offices

02-Feb

02-May

24-Aug

23-Nov

Print copies in the mail

07-Feb

08-May

31-Aug

28-Nov

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