CRDC in the news: Cotton is clearly top priority for NT's food bowl dreams

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March 6, 2020

A $1.4 million research program was announced in the NT today to trial high-value crops such as cotton and peanuts, with potential crop rotations with sorghum, maize, rice, pulses or pasture. This two year research project - co-funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, CRDC, the Grains Research and Development Corporation and 14 industry partners - will investigate new farming systems and crop management strategies to help broadacre cropping in the NT. The announcement was featured in the Katherine Times.

To read the story in full, click here.

Pictured: Nick Black, Maya Black and Steve Black stand with one of the many bales of cotton successfully grown on their their station about 50km outside of Katherine last year.