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dc.contributor.author Vaesson, Scott
dc.contributor.author O'Halloran, Julie
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Annie
dc.contributor.author Rourke, Kirrily
dc.contributor.author Smith, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Ginns, Steve
dc.contributor.author Sands, Doug
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-10T23:04:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-10T23:04:57Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1/3767
dc.description.abstract The focus of this position is the promotion and adoption of new technologies and best management practices to ensure the industry’s sustainability and continued development. The Cotton Industry Development Officer for the given Valley forms a link between researchers and cotton growers and consultants. Regional grower reference group meetings are held to obtain feedback on what the research and extension priorities are for each region. These are then incorporated into extension programs along with national extension issues to ensure that both industry wide and regional issues are addressed. This position involves continued support of grower groups. These groups are often used to facilitate other extension activities. The Cotton IDO position has assisted Cotton Australia with the implementation of the Australian cotton industry’s Best Management Practice’s (BMP) program. This has primarily been achieved through the ‘Cotton Tales’ newsletter and grower group meetings where Pesticide Application Management Plans and the new Land and Water module have been promoted. This position also assisted with technical support for the Land and Water module of the BMP program. The promotion of IPM is also a core component of the Cotton IDO position. This has involved promotion of the IPM short course, monitoring of Trichogramma species parasitism levels which could influence pest management decisions. Demonstrations of attract and kill technology were also carried out with grower groups as another tool to be used in IPM programs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CRDC en_US
dc.publisher NSW Department of Primary Industries, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;CRC54C
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;CRC58
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;DAN167C
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;DAN169C
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;DAQ114C
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;DAQ115C
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;DAQ128
dc.subject promotion of IPM en_US
dc.subject extension and adoption en_US
dc.subject linking researchers and cotton growers en_US
dc.subject regional level en_US
dc.subject best management practices en_US
dc.subject valley issue reactive en_US
dc.subject grower group meetings en_US
dc.subject promotion of new technologies en_US
dc.subject Technical specialist en_US
dc.subject consultants en_US
dc.subject Regional grower reference en_US
dc.subject industry wide issues en_US
dc.subject Griffith en_US
dc.subject Gwydir en_US
dc.subject Border Rivers en_US
dc.subject Namoi Valley en_US
dc.subject Dirranbandi en_US
dc.subject St George en_US
dc.subject Macquarie Valley en_US
dc.title Cotton Industry Development Officers en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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