CSD strongly supports the dryland cotton industry. We are offering the opportunity for dryland cotton growers to reduce financial risk by offering 90% of the value purchased in 2022 towards the following season’s seed, if the dryland cotton crop is unable to be picked (excluding crops which are destroyed through hail damage).

CSD ISP Map

Program details

The program is available in selected varieties in designated areas - see map.

Sicot 748B3F, Sicot 746B3F, Sicot 714B3F, and Sicot 606B3F and the grower’s choice of Roundup Ready Flex® refuge seed or pigeon peas*
  • “No pick” means the crop is destroyed (for any reason other than hail) after inspection by a CSD Extension and Development Agronomist.
  • Credit is 90% of the value purchased in 2022 for next year’s seed.
  • ISP claims must be lodged by 17 March 2023.
  • All seed registered under the Industry Support Program must be purchased under the Regular Order price.
  • Needs to be registered by Friday 30 December 2022. For Northern Australia crops please refer point 7 in the T&C’s.
PLEASE NOTE that replacement Pigeon Pea seed is not included within this offer.
Registration form

Example scenario of double skip planting total 250 ha of dryland cotton

95% : 5% OPTION OR 50% : 50% OPTION
237.5 ha Bollgard® 3 + Roundup Ready Flex®
12.5 ha Roundup Ready Flex®
125 ha Bollgard® 3 + Roundup Ready Flex®
125 ha Roundup Ready Flex®

Terms and conditions

  1. Growers must ensure that they have signed a CSD Cotton Planting Seed Agreement through their CSD Agent, before seed is received on farm.
  2. Growers must secure a TUA (Technology User Agreement) from their local Technology Service Provider (most major merchandise resellers are TSPs).
  3. Growers must order their planting seed, at their normal dryland planting rate, plus either Sicot 714B3F or Sicot 748B3F, Sicot 746B3F or Sicot 606B3F, plus their choice of Roundup Ready Flex® refuge seed.
  4. Only seed purchased under the 2022 Regular Order seed price qualifies for the CSD Industry Support Program.
  5. Growers must nominate a 5% unsprayed or 50% sprayed Roundup Ready Flex® cotton refuge variety option.
  6. To be eligible for the program, a grower must be fully registered on the CSD website (www.csd.net.au/isp) - failure to fully register will void any claims. Registrations must be lodged by:
    • 5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), Friday, 30 December 2022 if the grower/farm is located in New South Wales; or
    • 4:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Friday, 30 December 2022 if the grower/farm is located in Queensland.
  7. Registrations for Northern Australian growers will be subject to the conditions on the Northern RMP, in that all Bollgard® 3 crops are to be planted into moisture or watered up in an eight-week window between December 1 and May 30. Registrations for the CSD Industry Support Program must be received by CSD within this eight-week window for your local region.
  8. As this is a dryland cotton support program, irrigating any field registered within this program will make the offer null and void.
  9. If the claimed crop is replanted, the replanted seed is not eligible for the CSD Industry Support Program (only one claim per field per year can be made). The original crop must be inspected and destroyed prior to replanting into the field.
  10. All normal TUA terms and responsibilities are unchanged.
  11. If the grower believes their crop is not economically viable for any reason other than hail damage, they must contact their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist prior to 17 March 2023 to arrange a crop inspection. Claims must be received by:
    • 5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), 17 March 2023 if the grower/farm is located in New South Wales; or
    • 4:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), 17 March 2023 if the grower/farm is located in Queensland.
  12. If approved, the grower will receive a credit for 90% of the value of planting seed for next season on the condition that they destroy the crop by 14 April 2023 with email notification to their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist. Crop destruction will be subject to audits.
  13. The claimed crop MUST be inspected before the grower starts to destroy the crop. If the crop is not inspected, then the offer is voided.
  14. Under the CSD Industry Support Program, failed cotton crops are not to be utilised for grazing, silage or stripping for stock feed, or harvested to achieve financial gain.
  15. Any credit provided must be taken as seed prior to the end of the 2023-24 Bollgard® 3 planting window in the grower’s region, and planted on the same trading entity and farms.
  16. If claimed seed is purchased under the CSD early order program, it is not eligible for the CSD Industry Support Program.
  17. For those growers who plant under the guidelines of the Northern RMP; which pertains to cotton planting in all areas north of the latitude 21.15 degrees south in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia (i.e. planting dates between December 1 and May 30), if the grower believes their crop is not economically viable for any reason other than hail damage, they must contact their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist prior to 30 April 2023 to arrange a crop inspection. The following conditions apply:
    • Claims must be received on or before 30 April 2023, by 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) if the grower/farm is located in Queensland; or 4:30pm Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) if the grower/farm is located in the Northern Territory; or 3:00pm Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) if the grower/farm is located in Western Australia.
    • Destruction of the crop must take place by 30 April 2023 with email notification to the relevant CSD Extension and Development Agronomist. Crop destruction will be subject to audits.