Cotton heavyweights meet local growers
INDUSTRY heavyweights visited St George last month to discuss cotton research and development, as part of local growers to gain a better grasp of innovation.
The board of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation held a board meeting over their stint in St George, as well as taking the time to meet with local cotton growers.
With a strong focus in cotton research, development and extension for the industry, CRDC works with local growers to ensure stability.
While in St George, directors visited local properties, including that of Rob Jakins and Glenn Rogan, as well as speaking with consultants and researchers.
Andrew McKay from CRDC said the visit enabled an opportunity for the board to converse with local growers.
“... Discuss research priorities directly, and see some of CRDC’s investments in innovation and transformative technologies first hand.
“Rob Jakins presented an on-site overview of his tail water re-use irrigation system, designed to improve water use efficiency, and ease both irrigation and field operations.”
Mr McKay said the group also heard from researchers who spoke about innovations in irrigation and sensor technology.
The group also had a chance to inspect a crop of ‘winter’ cotton, an experimental planting before the cold months, which is then re-activated in spring.
“Water efficiency is the aim, with the plan re-starting growth with a developed root system.”