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  • 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
  • Research on the agenda at northern Australia roadshow (29 March 2018)

    Cotton growers, researchers, Cotton Australia and CRDC participated in the Northern Australia Roadshow in WA this week.Read more
  • Hot off the press: Rhys's research wins dual awards! (7 March 2018)

    Rhys Pirie, a PhD student at the University of QLD has been awarded two prestigious ABARES Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources in Canberra overnight.Read more
  • Driving digital transformation across agriculture: Minister launches precision to decision report (6 March 2018)

    A digital agriculture blueprint, launched today at the ABARES Outlook conference, calls for an industry-wide overhaul to boost the unconstrained value of agricultural production by $20.3 billion.Read more
  • CRDC board goes on farm at Brookstead (16 February 2018)

    CRDC's board of directors went on-farm at Brookstead this week as part of the 2018 CottonInfo optimising irrigation and nitrogen research tour.Read more