2013 Final Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • Byrne, Rebecca; Goodhew, Nicholas; Thomas, Christopher; Milner, Matthew; Devlin, Alice; Mulligan, Lyndon (University of New England, 2013-06-30)
    The Cotton Production Course began in 1994 and originally consisted of three units; Applied Cotton Production, Cotton Protection and Cotton and the Environment. At that time the Australian cotton industry was expanding ...
  • Summers, Brooke (Step Communications Brooke Summer, 2015-06-30)
    The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation was established in 1992 based on the premise that developing leaders in rural, regional and remote Australia could influence change across organisations, industries as a whole, ...
  • Keller, Michael (University of Adelaide, 2013)
    In the Australian cotton industry, toxins produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt toxins) are utilized to control lepidopteran pests: Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm) and H. punctigera. Bt toxins ...
  • Knight, Sally (CRDC, 2013-06-30)
    A pilot project was initiated to employ four Aboriginal trainees to work on cotton farms in the Narrabri district. This pilot was funded through the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country Initiative supported by ...
  • Grundy, Paul (Queensland Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, 2013-06-30)
    A survey was conducted to ascertain the presence of feral cotton plants in off-farm drainage areas and along roadsides associated with cotton production and transport throughout Queensland and parts of northern NSW. The ...
  • Tan, William (University of Sydney, 2013-06-30)
    A key tactic within the CRDC’s 2012-12 Annual Operating Plan is ‘Assuring industry capacity to manage the stewardship of biotechnologies and crop protection products’. Refuges are key to maintaining the viability of Bt ...
  • Krajewski, Dr. Andrew (CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering, 2013-06-30)
    Seed fingers are an important part of the gin stand and are used to control the seed roll load, which in turn sets the turn-out and trash cleaning capacity of the gin stand. Yet mechanically the seed fingers are undeveloped ...
  • Miao, Menghe; Gordon, Stuart (CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, 2013-06-30)
    It is important for ginners to monitor classing and leaf grade in order to maximize grower returns in terms of classing grade, and to reduce fibre damage. The grade from samples drawn during ginning will determine the ...
  • van der Sluijs, Rene; Gordon, Stuart (CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, 2013-06-30)
    There is considerable interest within the Australian cotton industry to develop Long Staple Upland cotton (nominally referred to as ALS) varieties to obtain the high premiums paid for fine long and strong staple fibre which ...
  • Pereg, Lily (University of New England, 2013-06-30)
    Final Report Executive Summary The sustainability of crop production is a key issue for agricultural systems. Maintaining soil biodiversity is important for promoting soil health and sustainable crop production. The ...
  • Bange, Michael (CSIRO Agriculture; CSIRO Manufacturing, 2016-06-30)
    This project successfully captured interactions between cultivar (genetic) x season (environment) x field management x post processing (ginning) variables. It demonstrated that targeted irrigation at flowering in combination ...
  • Coleman, Camille (University of Sydney, 2013-06-30)
    Carried out as a summer scholarship between December 2012 and March 2013, the researcher sought to outline the potential contribution of corn in rotation with cotton, in comparison to historical cotton and wheat rotations ...
  • Smith, Linda (2013-06-30)
    The objective of purchasing a Nikon stereo microscope was to improve the capability of identifying pathogens of cotton. More than 40 samples for diagnosis have been received at the Ecosciences Precinct laboratory since ...
  • Tan, William (University of Sydney, 2013-06-30)
    ‘Assuring industry capacity to manage the stewardship of biotechnologies and crop protection products’, is a key tactic within the CRDC’s 2012-12 Annual Operating Plan. Refuges are key to maintaining the viability of Bt ...
  • Naylor, Geoff (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2013-06-30)
    The cotton industry relies on HVI measurements of cotton fibre quality for commercial trading. The current scoping study has confirmed the influence of cotton fibre length on the HVI Strength measurement i.e. cottons ...
  • Rahman, Mahbub (University of Adelaide, 2013-06-30)
    Field surveys of insect populations in agroecosystems reveal low but significant levels of tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt) toxins without mutational changes in resistance alleles. these effects seem to be seperate ...
  • Groves, Kate (Gunnedah High School Year 12, 2013, 2013-06-30)
    "When schools, families & community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer & like school more" (Henderson & Mapp, 2002) " The key to improving student ...
  • Byrne, Rebecca (Rotary Youth in Cotton Camp (RYIC) Committee, Moree, 2013-06-30)
    The initiative aims to encourage more young people into the cotton industry by demonstrating the diversity of employment opportunities available within cotton production in Australia. Through the RYIC program, the committee ...
  • Gilmour, Mandy (Lower Namoi Cotton Growers Association, 2013-06-30)
    There isn't another Cotton Fibre Expo (AustralianCFE) like the one held in Australia, in the world. Entrants to the Expo are showcasing to the world the versatility, practicality and uniqueness of cotton. The ACFE ask ...
  • Dugdale, Helen; Grey, Barbara (Helen Wheels Consultancy, 2013-06-30)
    The Women’s Industry Network, Cotton (Wincott) received a research grant from the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) in 2010 to develop a survey to canvass rural women’s opinions on natural resource ...

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