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Cotton Farm and Gin Tour
Touring around the cotton farm where the cotton is picked and packed into modules ready for transportation to the gins, (gin is short for engine) where the tour will proceed to the ginning process. The ginning is the removal of seed and sticks, cleaning the raw cotton before bailing. This tour also includes a Moree township familiarisation. The tour includes a courtesy pick up and return drop off service to any accommodation house in Moree.
The tour operator gives a brief history and informative talk on the differences between an irrigated and dry cotton crops.
Hann's Guided Bus Tours and Charters Cotton's a natural fibre grown on a leafy shrub and is a member of the Cotton's a natural fibre grown on a leafy shrub, and is a member of the hibiscus.
The cotton plant briefly produces cream and pink flowers. Once pollinated, these flowers are replaced by fruit, cotton bolls.
The most commercially grown cotton is called Gossypium hirsutum and was developed by Mayan civilisation in Mexico.
Cotton prefers hot summers with low humidity and sunshine. Australia's cotton season begins planting throughout spring (September/October/November) and ends picking in in autumn (March/April/May), depending on the region, and can be affected by a range of environmental factors such as heat shock, cold shock, sand blasting, hail damage and water logging.
Special cruises and itineraries operate on selected dates
Start Locations: Highlights: Moree Information Centre, Moree Cotton Farm and Gin Tour, Moree Travel by: Duration: Coach Half Day or less. Price*: $30.00-$50.00 Tour Only