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  • 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
  • CRDC in the news: CQ cotton trials hitting success (11 February 2015)

    A joint research project from CRDC, QLD DAFF and CSIRO, Optimising water and energy use in the CQ irrigation sector, was featured in the Central Queensland News today.Read more
  • New Spotlight magazine out now! (4 February 2015)

    The 2014-15 Summer edition of CRDC's Spotlight magazine is out now! In this edition, read about the industry's Sustainability Report, meet the new CRDC Board, learn about the UNE Cotton Hub project and get up to speed on what CottonInfo, the industry's joint extension project, has in store for 2015...Read more
  • New online home for CottonInfo! (27 Jan 2015)

    CottonInfo, the cotton industry's joint extension program, has a new website: .Read more
  • AM for former CRDC executive director, Ralph Schulze (26 Jan 2015)

    Former CRDC executive director, Ralph Schulze, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today's Australia Day honours.Read more
  • Save the date: Big Days Out to be held in February (18 December 2014)

    Cotton growers will research the latest renewable energy sources and learn how to reduce on-farm energy bills at two CottonInfo Big Days Out in February 2015.Read more
  • Major achievements for cotton RD&E during 2013-14 (17 December 2014)

    The CRDC 2013-14 Annual Report has today been tabled in Parliament, and it highlights the major achievements from cotton RD&E – led by CRDC during this year.Read more
  • Priority areas for future cotton R&D investment (4 December 2014)

    CRDC will be investing some $8.5 million over the next three years in 'futures' research: research that has the potential to transform the cotton industry to ensure it can continue to be profitable, sustainable and competitive.Read more
  • What's on the horizon for school leavers? A $5,000 scholarship! (3 December 2014)

    School leavers looking to start an agriculture-related university degree are being encouraged to apply for the RIRDC Horizon Scholarship.Read more