Cotton Research & Development Corporation
CRDC invests in research, development and extension (RD&E) projects for the Australian cotton industry. Our purpose is to support the performance of the cotton industry: helping to increase both productivity and profitability of our growers.
The cotton industry has always placed great emphasis on the value of its RD&E and the results speak for themselves. Over the past 10 years alone RD&E has helped cotton growers reduce their pesticide use by 87 percent and increase their water use efficiency by 40 percent.
Thanks to RD&E Australian cotton growers are now growing more cotton on less land with less impact on the environment. Of course such gains are not RD&E’s alone. They simply would not be possible without collaboration – be it with growers, researchers, industry bodies, the Government or the wider sector – and we are pleased to be one of many partners involved in collaborating on the Australian Cotton Conference.