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  • 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
  • Careers in cotton: industry internships for university students (4 March 2015)

    The Australian cotton industry is proactively working to address the skills and labour shortage in agriculture by placing university students into internships with cotton-focused agribusinesses.Read more
  • Nominations open for the cotton industry awards (3 March 2015)

    Nominations have opened for the 2015 Australian Cotton Industry Awards. The Awards, now in their 12th year, recognise excellence and high achievement in Australia’s cotton industry throughout the supply chain, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists, researchers and extension.Read more
  • Cotton big day outs! (23 February 2015)

    The industry's joint extension program, CottonInfo, will this week host two cotton Big Day Outs at St George and Gunnedah, aimed at improving grower's energy use efficiency.Read more
  • Irrigation tour takes research on-farm to growers (17 February 2015)

    CRDC-funded cotton irrigation researchers were on-farm in Emerald, Moree and Nevertire last week for a series of irrigation technology field days; taking irrigation research on farm to show cotton growers.Read more