Financial support for Cotton CRC

23 December, 2002

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Cotton Seed Distributors has presented a cheque for $330,000 to the Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Centre as its annual contribution towards the CRC’s ongoing research program.

CSD general manager, Adam Kay, presented the cheque to Cotton CRC chief executive officer, Dr Gary Fitt, during a special Bollgard II field day at “Greenbah” between Wee Waa and Narrabri on December 18.

Pictured: CSD general manager, Adam Kay (left) hands over a cheque for $330,000 to Cotton CRC chief executive officer, Dr Gary Fitt.

Adam Kay said CSD had pledged the same amount annually over the seven-year the life of the CRC, which runs to 2005-06.

He said that including cash and in-kind contributions, CSD would provide around $3 million over the life of the Cotton CRC.

Dr Fitt welcomed CSD’s contribution and acknowledged the important role of industry in research funding, and the benefits of integration and cooperation in research and development.

Major R&D programs funded include novel research conducted by CSIRO; breeding new varieties; seed increase programs; and a long term program involving prevention and control of fusarium wilt.