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  • Spotlight Winter: what's the future for big data in cotton? (8 June 2016)

    The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, is now out! In this edition, we investigate the issue of big data and the evolution from precision ag to decision ag. Read about the use of big data in enhanced decision making tools, and take a look at the CRDC research project...Read more
  • New Horizon scholar for cotton (30 May 2016)

    Ten young Australians with a love of agriculture and the capacity to be future leaders have each been awarded the RIRDC Horizon Scholarship for 2016 - including one CRDC-funded scholar, Sam Knight.Read more
  • Growers spot top research priorities for 2017-18 (24 May 2016)

    CRDC hosted its second annual R&D Strategy Forum in Brisbane today, bringing together cotton growers on Cotton Australia's grower advisory panels to help determine the industry's future research priorities.Read more
  • CRDC Grassroots Grants: funding cotton grower ideas (18 May 2016)

    The CRDC Grassroots Grants program encourages Cotton Grower Associations (CGAs) to apply for funding to support capacity building projects in their region.Read more
  • Cotton researchers attend World Cotton Conference in Brazil (14 May 2016)

    The World Cotton Conference took place in Brazil earlier this month, and CRDC and the Association of Australian Cotton Scientists partnered together to jointly fund 14 Australian cotton researchers to attend.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Queensland farmers celebrate Federal Government research and development funding for the cotton industry (11 May 2016)

    The announcement of the CRDC-led More profit from nitrogen project under the second round of the Federal Government's Rural R&D for Profit programme was featured on ABC today.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: $5.9 million in R&D funding towards better nitrogen use (11 May 2016)

    The announcement of the CRDC-led More profit from nitrogen project under the second round of the Federal Government's Rural R&D for Profit programme was featured in the QLD Country Life today.Read more
  • Growing more with less: Government funds improved nitrogen efficiency R&D (11 May 2016)

    A project aimed at improving the efficient use of nitrogen in the irrigated cotton, dairy, cherry, mango and sugar industries has today been announced as one of the successful Rural R&D for Profit programme.Read more
  • Call opens for 2017 Nuffield farming scholarships (10 May 2016)

    Applications are now open for the 2017 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships.Read more
  • Zoologist turned cotton grower tracks river health (4 May 2016)

    A zoology degree is not a traditional qualification for a cotton grower, but for Southern QLD grower Mark Palfreyman it provides an ideal grounding for his new role as national Cotton RiverCare champion.Read more
  • 'Water in rural communities' the focus for 2016 Enviro-Stories (28 April 2016)

    Enviro-Stories, a program designed to bring children's stories to life, is being run again in cotton communities in 2016 with the theme 'water in rural communities'.Read more
  • Are you a future cotton leader? (20 April 2016)

    Are you committed to the future of the cotton industry, and interested in developing your leadership knowledge, skills and experience? Then you may be interested in the Future Cotton Leaders Program - an initiative of Cotton Australia in partnership with CRDC.Read more

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