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  • New Strategic Plan, new AOP, new logo for CRDC! (1 July 2018)

    The start of the 2018-19 year is significant for CRDC, with the launch of a new five-year Strategic RD&E Plan 2018-23; the accompanying Annual Operational Plan for the first year of this plan; and the launch of a new logo!Read more
  • Growers meet for CRDC's annual priority setting forum (5 June 2018)

    CRDC's annual research priority setting forum was held in Sydney today, with some 50 cotton growers meeting to discuss their RD&E needs under CRDC's new Strategic RD&E Plan 2018-23.Read more
  • 2018 Grower Survey: have your say! (4 June 2018)

    The annual CRDC Cotton Grower Survey is now open, and all cotton growers are invited to have their say. Growers and farm managers will receive an invitation this week to participate.Read more
  • Shining the Spotlight on the future of cotton RD&E (1 June 2018)

    The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, is out now! This edition looks at the future of cotton innovation, with the launch of the new five-year CRDC Strategic RD&E Plan.Read more
  • CRDC’s ambitious new Strategic RD&E Plan starts 1 July (1 June 2018)

    After 15 months of development in close collaboration with the industry, CRDC’s new Strategic RD&E Plan for 2018-23 will commence on 1 July. The Plan is our primary RD&E planning document and provides a high-level overview of CRDC’s strategic direction for the next five years.Read more
  • Industry's flagship Production Manual out now! (1 June 2018)

    One of the industry’s flagship publications, the Australian Cotton Production Manual, has just been released for 2018. Brought to you by CRDC and CottonInfo, the Manual delivers the latest in cotton industry RD&E and is a key reference tool for best management practice in cotton.Read more
  • Australia’s Future Cotton Leaders announced (29 May 2018)

    Cotton Australia today announced the 16 successful applicants who will participate in the 2018 Australian Future Cotton Leaders program. The program, now in its sixth year and conducted in partnership with CRDC, identifies potential industry leaders and provides them with the necessary skills for future success.Read more
  • Applications open for Startup Alley at the Australian Cotton Conference (29 May 2018)

    CRDC and the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference have teamed up to offer innovative startup businesses a chance to showcase their ideas to over 2000 delegates during the industry’s showcase event in August.Read more
  • ARLP: two cotton industry participants for Course 25 (28 May 2018)

    The next cohort of rural leaders selected to participate in the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) have been announced, including cotton’s Fleur Anderson and John Durham.Read more
  • Grassroots Grants: funding grower RD&E ideas (24 May 2018)

    The CRDC Grassroots Grants program is now entering its eighth year and continues to support Cotton Grower Associations (CGAs) to undertake capacity building projects in their regions.Read more
  • CRDC Executive Director talks agtech with the Bushtech Podcast (26 April 2018)

    CRDC Executive Director Bruce Finney is featured in an episode of the Bushtech Podcast, recorded at the Sydney AgTech Meetup in April. The Bushtech Podcast aims to demystify emerging technologies and their potential impact on agriculture. In his chat with podcast co-host Sarah Nolet, Bruce talks about the role of...Read more
  • Program fast forwards cotton's future leaders (20 April 2018)

    Applications for the 2018 Australian Future Cotton Leaders Program have opened. The program, a joint initiative of Cotton Australia and CRDC, seeks to identify potential industry leaders and provide them with the skill development of a project goal. Applications will be accepted from aspiring leaders from across the cotton supply chain through to Friday, 4 May 2018.Read more