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Research on the agenda at northern Australia roadshow (29 March 2018)

Cotton growers, researchers, Cotton Australia, CRDC and GRDC participated in the Northern Australia Roadshow this week.

More than 70 people - including CRDC's General Manager of R&D Investment, Dr Ian Taylor - participated in the tour of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme near Kununurra, in far northern Western Australia, which included a visit to Kimberly Agriculture Investments' (KAI) stage 2 Ord development. KAI this year planted 350 hectares of cotton, and has plans to further expand cotton production to a viable northern industry.

Cotton Australia Chair, Simon Corish, presented to delegates re Cotton Australia's role; while QDAF's Dr Paul Grundy presented on his CRDC-funded research; and GRDC Chair John Woods presented on research ideas and cross-sectoral industry issues, such as spray drift. 

The Roadshow was supported by Northern Australia Food Futures, the Australian Government's Office of Northern Australia and NT Farmers.

Pictured: Researcher, Dr Paul Grundy, with Cotton Australia director and cotton grower, Hamish McIntyre. Photo: Ian Taylor.