CRDC under the microscope: April 2021
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Welcome to the April 2021 edition of CRDC under the microscope - CRDC's e-news for cotton researchers. Got a question? Ask our team today!

Work with us in R&D and communications

We are currently looking for two professionals to join our team: a Manager, Research and Development (R&D), and a CottonInfo Communications Lead. 

The Manager, Research and Development will manage a portfolio of R&D investments to support the achievement of the CRDC Strategic RD&E Plan - from prioritisation through to delivery. This will include engagement with stakeholders, identification of research priorities, brokering and procurement of research collaborations, and delivery, monitoring and review of project and program performance. 

The CottonInfo Communication Lead will use their scientific communications expertise to assist CottonInfo to improve the rate and reach of adaption and adoption of R&D, and continue to build CottonInfo’s reputation as a trusted information source.

Applications for both positions are now open, closing Friday 23 April. For more information, read the position information packages available at To apply, submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria via the website. 

CRDC Board meets in Narrabri

The CRDC Board has met in person in Narrabri this week - the first time the new Directors, appointed by the Minister for Agriculture in October 2020 - have been able to meet face-to-face due to COVID-19 challenges. During their two-day meeting, the Board visited CSD's Wee Waa facilities and met with CSD's Board and Management. 
CRDC's Board of Directors. LtoR: Richard Haire (Chair), Les Copeland, Danielle Kennedy, Ross Burnett, Rosemary Richards (Deputy Chair), Ian Taylor (Executive Director), Peta Slack-Smith and Gary Fitt. 

What's happening around the region?

CottonInfo's team of Regional Extension Officers work with consultants in their respective valleys to put together a cotton crop check - a summary of cotton crop information from across the regions. Importantly, the information provides a snapshot in time - it is not a full report, nor agronomic advice - just a summary of what the REOs and consultants have noted in each region. The latest Regional Cotton Crop Check is available here

Thanks for tagging us on twitter: @cottonresearch

We love to see researchers, growers and partners in the cotton industry tag us on twitter, so we can join in the conversation and share the insights, queries, achievements and work. Tag us at @CottonResearch (and our friends at CottonInfo at @CottonInfoAust) and we can further share your work, event or research. Here are some recent tweets from our researchers and research partners:

2021-22 investment decision: key dates

A reminder re key dates for the 2021-22 investment round:
  • May 2021 - Final advice to applicant; contracts sent
  • 1 July 2021 - Commencement of research contract and funding support.
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