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  • Digital technology reinventing the agricultural workforce (24 July 2019)

    Skills needed to work in agriculture are rapidly changing, and Australia needs to plan now to create industries and people ready for the future. To prepare agriculture and its workforces for the future, Australia’s rural RDCs - including CRDC - are working together to develop a Digital Capability Framework.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Rural Safety and Health Alliance kicks off (11 July 2019)

    In this article, the Queensland Country Life investigates a new partnership of rural RDCs, including CRDC, who are investing in a fresh approach to improve ag's health and safety record.Read more
  • Seeking rural leaders: Applications for the ARLP now open! (8 July 2019)

    Applications are now being sought from rural leaders interested in undertaking the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP). Two cotton industry scholarships are available, thanks to the combined supported of CRDC, Cotton Australia and Auscott Limited.Read more
  • Making an impact at the grassroots level - and beyond (5 July 2019)

    A group of farmers from the NT and WA got their first look at a cotton crop recently on a tour ‘down south’. The trip was supported in part by CRDC through its Grassroots Grants program. Applications for the 2019-20 Grassroots Grants program are now open.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Top producers capitalise on stand-out 2018 cotton season (4 July 2019)

    Grain Central takes an indepth look at the 2018 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis, the annual assessment of the cotton industry’s performance conducted by CRDC and Boyce Chartered Accountants.Read more
  • Talking cotton sustainability in Spain (26 June 2019)

    CRDC's new General Manager R&D Investment, Allan Williams, presented at the ITMA Textile and Garment Technology Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, this week - the world's largest international textile and garment technology exhibition.Read more
  • CRDC appoints new General Manager, R&D Investment (24 June 2019)

    CRDC has today announced the appointment of Allan Williams, a long-standing CRDC R&D Manager, to the position of General Manager, R&D Investment.Read more
  • CRDC partners with fellow RDCs for Aust ag immersive technology conference (21 June 2019)

    Augmented and virtual reality is predicted to be the next disruptive technology and will be as common as smartphones in 5-10 years. To understand the potential to Australia’s agriculture, a group of Australian RDCs - including CRDC - are delivering a two day mixed reality conference and trade show.Read more
  • Registrations open for CRDC-supported biosecurity research symposium (19 June 2019)

    Registrations are now open for the inaugural Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) Research Symposium, taking place in Brisbane on 14-16 August with support from CRDC.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Canopy temperature sensors improve irrigation scheduling (19 June 2019)

    A new sensor will allow growers to refine irrigation scheduling, saving water while maintaining yields. Developed by CSIRO researchers and funded through CRDC, the new canopy sensor technology will be commercially available through Goanna Ag.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: More native vegetation beneficial for cotton farms say producers (13 June 2019)

    CRDC-supported researcher, Dr Rhiannon Smith from New England University, has spent 14 years working with the cotton industry, researching benefits for cotton growers by retaining and managing Australian native vegetation.Read more
  • Have your say with the grower survey (13 June 2019)

    Understanding cotton growers is naturally vital to CRDC, and the annual grower survey is one of the methods to gain this understanding. Growers are currently being emailed an invitation to participate in the survey.Read more

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