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Ag Minister launches cotton research journals (4 July 2014)

The Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, joined with CRDC today to launch the cotton industry’s special editions of the CSIRO Crop and Pasture Science Journal.

The Journal editions highlight some of the major achievements in research and development for the benefit of cotton growers – including the industry’s major improvement in water use efficiency of 40 percent over the past decade, and drastic reduction in pesticide use of 95 percent over the past 15 years. 

The launch took place at the University of New England (UNE), bringing together the industry’s major research and development investor with one of its key research partners.

The launch featured CRDC Chair, Dr Mary Corbett, Cotton Australia Chair, Lyndon Mulligan, and the head of the School of Environmental and Rural Sciences at UNE, Dr Iain Young, as well as journal guest editors Jane Trindall, Dr Guy Roth and Adjunct Professor Peter Gregg cialis india.

The launch also featured the announcement of the CRDC and UNE Cotton Hub, a virtual hub that will promote greater communication between the various UNE schools and researchers, CRDC, and the wider cotton industry about cotton-related research and development.

The Journals contain 24 peer-reviewed papers from 91 contributing authors. These papers are available to download from the CSIRO Publishing website.

Pictured: Minister Joyce with Cotton Australia Chairman Lyndon Mulligan and CRDC Executive Director Bruce Finney at the launch of the CSIRO Crop and Pasture Science Journal.