Crop Consultants Australia coordinates the Cotton Market Audit each year on behalf of the cotton industry. Crop Consultants Australia members participate by providing agronomic data for each cotton season.
Options to participate in Cotton Market Audit
Crop Consultants Australia has project guidelines in place for the supply and management of data. These guidelines outline how data is collected and managed to ensure the integrity of the data and protect the anonymity of consultants and their clients.
Crop Consultants Australia members can submit data to the Cotton Market Audit using one of the supported data management programs, or by using one of the Excel spreadsheet templates.
Data management programs supported by Crop Consultants Australia offer members secure systems in which to record, manage and report client, field, and activity data. These data management programs are also used to capture data and generate reports for the annual Cotton Market Audit.
Crop Consultants Australia provides three options for submitting data to the Cotton Market Audit:
- CCA Data Management Program: Go to the CCA Data Management Program and register for free.
- You can run your own custom CCA report in Agworld and forward the data download to us at the CCA office. Instructions for running the report in Agworld can be accessed here and you can view a short instructional video here.
- Excel Spreadsheet:
Find out more about the datasets generated by the Cotton Market Audit.
What you need to know about the 2024 Cotton Market Audit
The CCA Board offers incentives in appreciation for contributions to the Cotton Market Audit. Survey rewards are outlined in the tables below. Participants in the Cotton Market Audit and those who also complete the Cotton Consultants Survey receive a free CCA seminar registration and are also entered in the draw to win a $1,500 accommodation voucher.
Award eligibility is dependent upon the amount and type of data submitted.
In 2022 the scope of the Cotton Market Audit was expanded with a successful pilot program that was funded by Cotton Research and Development Corporation. The information collected is already assisting the cotton industry with setting research priorities and measuring the impact of current programs on practice change.
The Cotton Market Audit extended data collection will continue for the 2023/24 season. You can choose the categories of data you want to contribute, and you will be rewarded accordingly. The aim is to make the process flexible, simple, and convenient for you. You can find out more about providing extended data here.