Today we're celebrating the International Day of Rural Women.
Fast fact: The majority of people who work in Australia's key cotton organisations are women (60%), as are almost a quarter of cotton growers (23%).
The spring 2021 edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, focuses on the capability of Australian cotton growers and our world-leading researchers, which puts Australian cotton at the cutting edge. This edition looks at the many programs that CRDC invests in to build the capacity of our industry and develop our future leaders.
The latest research from government and non-government water use studies has confirmed that over 25 years cotton growers have almost halved the water needed to grow one bale of cotton.
Research from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), supported by CRDC, revealed water usage had fallen from 1.43 megalitres per bale (ML/bale) in 1995 to 0.74 ML/bale in 2020, driven primarily through improvements in irrigation infrastructure and management efficiencies, underpinned by research and development.
RT @MattBrannRURAL: Big #Cotton news for Kununurra🌱
“Cotton integrates very well into our agricultural system. We expect stage 1 of the co…
Now reading in the Queensland Country Life (@qclnews): #Cotton growers cut water use in half https://t.co/jLClzZkKYA
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