The CRDC 2014-15 Annual Report has today been tabled in Parliament, and it highlights the major achievements from cotton RD&E – led by CRDC during this year.
2015 marks 25 years of CRDC: 25 years of driving continuous improvement and transformation in our cotton industry. Over the past 25 years, CRDC has invested more than $280 million into RD&E on behalf of the industry, delivering a $1.9 billion benefit back to Australian cotton growers on their farms.
In 2014-15, CRDC invested $22.826 million in 239 RD&E projects on behalf of Australia’s cotton growers and the Australian Government, continuing our long-standing commitment to deliver real outcomes for growers and enhance the industry’s performance.
Major highlights for the organisation and cotton RD&E during the year include the release of the first Australian Grown Cotton Sustainability Report and the first Herbicide Resistance Management Strategy; the inaugural CRDC Strategy Forum; the commencement of four feasibility studies under the Cotton Futures program; the announcement of $4 million by the Minister for Agriculture for the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project; and the highly successful CottonInfo Irrigation Technology Tour and cotton Big Day Outs, taking key researchers out into the field with growers.
For these, and many other achievements, download your electronic copy of the CRDC Annual Report today (or request a hardcopy from CRDC on 02 6792 4088).