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:

ABC distribution figure:

Digital edition:

168 mm x 240 mm (Jumbo A5)

1980

1980

Frequency:

Average print run:

LSM target audience:

Quarterly

2 200

9–10

Themes 2022

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

  • Management practices to ensure fibre quality
  • Chemicals used for defoliation and boll burst
  • Late season pests and control
  • Effect of irrigation on fibre quality

NO 2. MAY HARVESTING EDITION

  • When to harvest – day degrees (seasonal length)
  • How to store seed cotton
  • Delivering to gin,
    contamination, and safety.
  • Ordering cotton seed through gins and seed distributors
  • Planning rotational crops

NO 3. SEPTEMBER EARLY SEASON EDITION

  • Cultivar choices – understanding technology
  • Soil sampling, fertilisation, and plant development
  • Plant population density and row width (for picking)
  • Irrigation, pests, and weed control

NO 4. DECEMBER MIDSEASON EDITION

  • Irrigation and its effect on fibre quality
  • Midseason pests and scouting
  • Chemical pest and weed control
  • Plant growth regulators – when to apply

NO 1. FEBRUARY LATE SEASON EDITION

NO 2. MAY HARVESTING EDITION

  • Management practices to ensure fibre quality
  • Chemicals used for defoliation and boll burst
  • Late season pests and control
  • Effect of irrigation on fibre quality
  • When to harvest – day degrees (seasonal length)
  • How to store seed cotton
  • Delivering to gin, contamination, and safety.
  • Ordering cotton seed through gins and seed distributors
  • Planning rotational crops

NO 3. SEPTEMBER EARLY SEASON EDITION

NO 4. DECEMBER MIDSEASON EDITION

  • Cultivar choices – understanding technology
  • Soil sampling, fertilisation, and plant development
  • Plant population density and row width (for picking)
  • Irrigation, pests, and weed control
  • Irrigation and its effect on fibre quality
  • Midseason pests and scouting
  • Chemical pest and weed control
  • Plant growth regulators – when to apply

Deadlines 2022

KATOENSA/COTTONSA – INVOICE DATE

Jan

Apr

Aug

Nov

VOLUME 24 – NUMBER

1 – FEB

2 – MAY

3 – AUG

4 – DEC

THEMES

Late season

Harvesting

Early season

Mid season

Advertisement bookings and complete artwork.

20-Jan

19-Apr

11-Aug

10-Nov

To print

27-Jan

25-Apr

18-Aug

17-Nov

Inserts delivered to AgriConnect offices

03-Feb

03-May

25-Aug

24-Nov

In the mail

08-Feb

09-May

01-Sep

29-Nov

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