Cotton Growers from across the Darling Downs gathered together on the 3rd of March to participate in the third annual Darling Downs Cotton Grower of The Year Field Day. The event was hosted by the 2015 Growers of the Year, Brett and Liza Crothers at “Benalla” St Ruth. Four sessions were run throughout the day, with 100 plus attendees participating in bus tours of the Crothers’ properties. Each tour was complete with commentary by Brett Crothers, who shared information about his farming practices, crop rotation, watering methods, soil types, herbicides and fertilising programmes.

Words by Ingrid Johansen
Photos by Chelsea Wyatt