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Dijana Damjanovic – Cotton farmers battle one of the worst cropping seasons on record after pesticide damage

The future of cotton growing in Australia is hanging in the balance, as the industry battles one of the worst cropping seasons on record.

Water shortages, coupled with preventable pesticide damage, are bringing farmers to breaking point.

From the Darling Downs in Queensland to the North Western Slopes of New South Wales, growers around the country are seeing the same damage to their cotton.

Plants throughout the nation have bloomed with wilted, stringy leaves on stunted bushes, producing little or no cotton.

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