CRDC offers research smorgasbord at Trade Show

06 May, 2005

__*_The Cotton Research and Development Corporation, a partnership between the Federal Government and the cotton industry, is one of almost 200 exhibitors at the Cotton Trade Show to be held at Moree from May 25-26._*

p. Greg Kauter, the CRDC’s Research Program Manager, said the Trade Show attracted most growers and key cotton industry personnel, thus is an ideal opportunity to showcase the progress and results of the industry’s significant investment in research, innovation, knowledge creation and technology transfer. p. “Our field to fabric research programs seeks to enhance the ecological, social and economic values associated with cotton production systems, both on and off the farm, to the benefit of the cotton industry, rural regions and catchments, and ultimately the social and economic welfare of the nation.” p. He said a new feature of the CRDC’s presence at the Trade Show, and a first for a major industry research organisation, was the decision to have a researcher accessible to visitors to the CRDC stand at all times. p. “There will be different researchers at the CRDC stand every hour discussing a range of work on insects, weeds and diseases, environmental research and farming systems. p. “The CRDC-funded ‘Supa-pupae busting dog’ Shakeel will also be present from 10am till 1pm on Thursday, May 26, demonstrating how she can find heliothis pupae underground. p. “As well as enjoying a cup of tea, or coffee, Trade Show visitors can also enjoy a smorgasbord of the latest research specifically tailored to their relevant interests,” Greg Kauter said. p. Pictured: Shakeel with handler Greg Horrocks and Dave Murray from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries.

Further information: Greg Kauter 02 6792 4088