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First Field to Fabric books out - second course opens! (7 July 2014)

The cotton industry’s upcoming Field to Fabric training course has proven so popular that a second course has now opened to fulfil demand.

The course, hosted by CSIRO’s Dr Rene van der Sluijs with funding from the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), runs for three days at the CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering at Waurn Ponds in VIC.

The first course, taking place in August, is now booked out, prompting CSIRO to open a second course, from Monday 22 to Wednesday 26 September.

The course is designed for all involved in cotton, from growers to technologists, and looks at cotton quality and how it is managed at all stages of the cotton pipeline: from on-farm to the finished fibre product.

The course program covers global perspectives, variety selection, agronomy, fibre properties, harvesting, ginning, classing, marketing, yarn manufacture, fabric formation, dyeing, finishing and printing, and environmental issues.

Places are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis. To request a course program and registration form, please contact CSIRO on 03 5246 4000.