Researchers Paul Grundy, Gail Spargo and Kerry Bell of the Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Stephen Yeates of CSIRO have had their CRDC-supported research into changing the Central QLD season to reduce climate risk published in the journal Field Crops Research.
This R&D project was impactful for cotton growers in Central QLD: helping them overcome climate challenges by changing their cotton season. The project resulted in yield increases of 40 per cent, with the project's benefit-cost ratio calculated at 17.1 - a $17.10 benefit to growers for every $1 invested.
For a limited time, the Field Crops Research article is freely available at Science Direct. A summary of the research and its impacts can also be read in the Autumn 2017 edition of our Spotlight magazine.