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  • CRDC in the news: Narrabri is hub for new $4m irrigation project (12 May 2015)

    CRDC's Smarter Irrigation for Profit project - with thanks to recently announced funding from the Federal Government's Rural R&D for Profit program - was featured on the front page of Narrabri's local newspaper, The Courier.Read more
  • CRDC congratulates Dr Greg Constable, ICAC's Cotton Researcher of the Year (11 May 2015)

    CSIRO senior principal research scientist, Dr Greg Constable, has been selected as the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Cotton Researcher of the Year for 2015.Read more
  • Irrigating for profit: Government funds cotton, dairy, rice & sugar R&D (6 May 2015)

    A project aimed at improving the profit of 3,000 cotton, dairy, rice and sugar irrigators has today been announced as one of 12 successful Rural R&D for Profit programme projects by the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce.Read more
  • Peter Cullen Trust: 2015 call for cotton leaders (28 April 2015)

    CRDC, in partnership with Cotton Australia, is again proudly supporting the 2015 Peter Cullen Water and Environmental Trust 'Science to Policy' leadership program, providing one cotton industry leader with a sponsored position in the program.Read more
  • CRDC R&D Manager heads up global sustainability report (27 April 2015)

    CRDC R&D Program Manager Allan Williams has co-authored a global report on sustainability through his role as Chair of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Expert Panel on Social, Environmental and Economic Performance of Cotton Production.Read more
  • CRDC supports two new Horizon scholars! (21 April 2015)

    CRDC has long been a supporter of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Horizon Scholarship program - which supports the next generation of agricultural leaders - and now, two new CRDC-funded recipients of the scholarship have been announced.Read more
  • Spotlight Autumn edition now out! (13 April 2015)

    The Autumn edition of CRDC's quarterly Spotlight magazine, Spotlight, is out now, and looks at the delivery of CRDC-funded R&D on farm.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Search on for cotton workers (13 April 2015)

    CRDC's industry-wide program to recruit, maintain and develop staff for farms, service and supply firms and other players in cotton's production chain was featured in an article in the QLD Country Life today.Read more
  • Cotton's next crop of leaders announced! (26 March 2015)

    Two cotton leaders will represent the industry in Course 22 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) - Sean Boland, General Manager of Auscott Ltd at Moree and Jamie Iker, consultant and co-owner of Spackman Iker Ag Consulting at Emerald.Read more
  • Students get hands on with science (25 March 2015)

    CRDC and CSIRO hosted a Small Schools Science Day in Narrabri on Wednesday 25 March, facilitated by the cotton industry’s Cotton Education Officer (and CottonInfo education technical specialist) Trudy Staines.Read more
  • International research cooperation: CottonInc visits CRDC (19 March 2015)

    Members of the research team from Cotton Incorporated - the US's cotton research, development and marketing organisation - spent a week in Australia last week, meeting with CRDC to identify areas for increased research collaboration.Read more
  • Grower of the year field day (12 March 2015)

    National cotton growers of the year, Tim and Sally Watson of Sunland Ag, hosted some 300 people on their farm at Hillston today for the Grower of the Year field day.Read more