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  • CRDC (2000-11-30)
    The past year has been a challenging one for the Cotton R&D Corporation. The appointment of five new Directors and a new Chair in November was possibly the most significant change the Corporation has seen since being ...
  • CRDC (2001-10-05)
    As we enter the 21st Century, the cotton industry and its research base are riding the “third wave” – a period of new challenges which must be tackled cooperatively. During the 1950s cotton production in Australia was ...
  • CRDC (2002-10-09)
    In the 2001/02 season Australian cotton growers achieved what is believed to be a world record. They harvested more cotton per hectare than any other major cotton producing nation. This achievement comes with continuing ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2003-11-11)
    Despite a continued grim production outlook, and the expected run down in the Corporation’s reserves as a consequence, the 2002–2003 season has seen some outstanding successes.The yield of lint has further improved, as ...
  • CRDC (2004-10-13)
    Australian cotton is grown in a relatively compact and contiguous part of the country. This delivers a number of efficiencies but also makes the industry relatively more susceptible to drought than, for example, grain crops ...
  • CRDC (2005-10-10)
    The better than anticipated 2005 harvest result has underpinned the Corporation’s capacity to invest with research providers to continue the implementation of our strategic R&D priorities during 2005–06. Production is ...
  • CRDC (2006-10-09)
    The cotton industry has faced challenging circumstances for several years and 2005–06 was no exception. Seasonal conditions added to the pressure of limited availability of irrigation water, with temperatures approximately ...
  • CRDC (2007-10-08)
    The cotton industry, agriculture and rural Australia as a whole continued to be affected by drought and the 2006–07 season saw the smallest area planted to cotton for 20 years. Looking back, cotton production has been less ...
  • CRDC (2008-10-03)
    The period of operation of the CRDC Strategic Plan 2003–2008 ended in 2008 as it had begun in 2003: with the continuation of an unprecedented, lengthy drought, exacerbated by low cotton prices and increasing competition ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2009-10-26)
    The 2008–2009 year was the first directed by the CRDC Strategic R&D Plan 2008–2013.The five years of R&D investment under the previous R&D Plan were conducted entirely under the influence of the longest and increasingly ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2010-11-05)
    The 2009–2010 year commenced with the ongoing presence of the longest drought on record impacting rural Australia and the cotton industry. The good news is that, on the back of above average winter rainfall and higher ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2011-10-04)
    The good and the bad of an amazing season The new century began a decade ago with what was then a record production of 3.6 million bales of cotton in the 2000–01 season. This was followed by a devastating decade-long ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2012-10-30)
    A remarkable year The 2011–12 season is set to exceed the previous season’s record of four million bales with industry forecasting production will surpass five million bales. Whilst prices dropped from record levels ...
  • CRDC (2014-01-23)
    In 2012-13, Australian cotton growers and the Government, through CRDC, invested $19 million in research and development to benefit the Australian cotton industry. Major highlights for the organisation during this year ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2014-12-01)
    The 2013–14 year also marked the first year of investment under the CRDC’s new Strategic R&D Plan 2013–18, which has a strong focus on improving the industry’s profitability, sustainability and competitiveness. During the ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2015-12-01)
    2015 marks 25 years of CRDC: 25 years of driving continuous improvement and transformation in our cotton industry. Over the past 25 years, CRDC has invested more than $280 million into RD&E on behalf of the industry, ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2016-11-29)
    The three cornerstones of CRDC are investment, innovation and impact. Our role is to invest in targeted and strategic research that delivers real benefits to Australian cotton growers and the wider industry, and that ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2017-11-27)
    CRDC’s role is to invest in RD&E on behalf of cotton growers and the government, with the outcomes boosting the productivity and profitability of our industry. RD&E, and its resulting innovations, are a key driving force ...
  • CRDC (CRDC, 2018-11-26)
    In 2017-18, CRDC invested $25.1 million into 318 RD&E projects in collaboration with 118 research partners and growers who conducted on-farm trials, across five key program areas: farmers, industry, customers, people and ...

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