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CRDC: 25 years of cotton research, development and extension

August, 2016

2015 marked 25 years of CRDC. In this special publication, CRDC takes a look back at 25 years of delivering research, development and extension (RD&E) outcomes for the benefit of Australia’s cotton growers, the cotton industry and the wider community.

This publication outlines the 25 major achievements in cotton RD&E over the past 25 years: 25 key areas in which the co-investment into RD&E by cotton growers and the Australian Government has significantly benefited the industry - like our strong improvements in water use efficiency; our efforts to improve environmental performance; our contributions to building the capacity of the industry’s most important resource, its people; and our contribution to the industry’s best management practices program. These are all examples where investment in RD&E has helped to deliver highly valuable outcomes.

The publication also features 25 key industry people who provide their thoughts on CRDC and the contribution of cotton RD&E. 

Please note a correction to page 66 of this publication regarding Innovate Ag’s significant contribution to the investment, research and product development of Sero X.