Cotton research during COVID-19

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March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic situation for us all, and given the exceptional circumstances, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our team, our families, our cotton community, and the community at large.

CRDC has a proactive plan in place to help minimise the risk to our team. Our office is closed, and our team are working from home, actively monitoring our health, and practicing social distancing. Given many of our team already operate remotely, and due to the nature of our work and excellent systems, we are well placed to work fully remotely. All of our existing meetings and events are now being conducted via video or teleconference, or postponed until it is once again safe to meet face to face. Rest assured, we will still be fully engaged with our growers, research partners and industry stakeholders during this period. Nevertheless, as we all adjust to this new way of working, we may need more time than usual to reply. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we all work through these challenging circumstances together. 

For our research community: we recognise the potential for disruption to research projects and the concerns of researchers during these difficult times. Our R&D Managers are in the process of connecting with our research partners to understand any potential impacts of the COVID-19 restrictions, and to arrange any resulting variations to research agreements. Should you have any concerns regarding your research project, please contact your CRDC R&D Manager, or our General Manager R&D Investment, Allan Williams.