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  • NSW Energy Minister visits cotton industry (8 July 2015)

    Cotton Australia today hosted the NSW Energy Minister, the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, on a tour of Narrabri's cotton growing region, where he met with CRDC's General Manager of R&D, Dr Ian Taylor.Read more
  • Taking R&D to the grassroots: CRDC Grassroots Grants program now open! (1 July)

    CRDC's Grassroots Grants program is now entering its fifth year, having invested almost $290,000 in 33 grower-led projects – from weather stations to crop nutrition workshops – over the past four seasons.Read more
  • Are you a TRAILblazer? (29 June 2015)

    CRDC and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) are on the hunt for an experienced cotton industry leader to undertake the ARLF's TRAIL blazer program from 26 October to 2 November. TRAIL blazer is an exclusive eight-day leadership program for highly experienced leaders working in complex environments on multi-faceted issues...Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Tackling cotton picker compaction (16 June 2015)

    A CRDC-funded project to assess the impact of new harvesting technologies on cotton - particularly the soil compaction and energy use of the John Deere 7760 round bale cotton picker - has been featured in the Queensland Country Life. To read the story in full, click here . Photo courtesy...Read more
  • New Spotlight magazine now out! (10 June 2015)

    The winter edition of CRDC's new-look magazine, Spotlight, looks at how an integrated approach to farming provides benefits at both a farm and industry level.Read more
  • Economic analysis for the 2014 cotton crop: results now out! (29 May 2015)

    The 2014 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis, produced by Boyce Chartered Accountants in conjunction with CRDC, has been released, providing the industry benchmark for the economics of growing cotton in Australia.Read more
  • Growers identify research priorities for 2016-17 (26 May 2015)

    CRDC hosted its inaugural R&D Strategy Forum in Sydney today, bringing together cotton growers on Cotton Australia's grower advisory panels to help determine the industry's future research priorities.Read more
  • Are you a cotton leader? Applications now open for ARLP (15 May 2015)

    As the current crop of cotton's rural leaders, Sean Boland and Jamie Iker, head to the Kimberley for the start of their Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) journey, applications are now open for the next round of the program.Read more
  • CRDC in the news: Narrabri is hub for new $4m irrigation project (12 May 2015)

    CRDC's Smarter Irrigation for Profit project - with thanks to recently announced funding from the Federal Government's Rural R&D for Profit program - was featured on the front page of Narrabri's local newspaper, The Courier.Read more
  • CRDC congratulates Dr Greg Constable, ICAC's Cotton Researcher of the Year (11 May 2015)

    CSIRO senior principal research scientist, Dr Greg Constable, has been selected as the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Cotton Researcher of the Year for 2015.Read more
  • Irrigating for profit: Government funds cotton, dairy, rice & sugar R&D (6 May 2015)

    A project aimed at improving the profit of 3,000 cotton, dairy, rice and sugar irrigators has today been announced as one of 12 successful Rural R&D for Profit programme projects by the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce.Read more
  • Peter Cullen Trust: 2015 call for cotton leaders (28 April 2015)

    CRDC, in partnership with Cotton Australia, is again proudly supporting the 2015 Peter Cullen Water and Environmental Trust 'Science to Policy' leadership program, providing one cotton industry leader with a sponsored position in the program.Read more