Vale Dr Stephen Allen

30 July, 2018 News

The Australian cotton industry has lost one of its long-time contributors, with the recent passing of renowned plant pathologist Dr Stephen Allen. Dr Allen spent 39 years serving the industry, including 16 years with Cotton Seed Distributors. He made major contributions to the understanding,...

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World leading cotton seed processing plant opened at Wee Waa

19 June, 2018 News

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have officially opened their new cotton seed processing facilities at ‘Shenstone’, near Wee Waa in northern NSW, signalling an exciting future for the Australian cotton industry. The new facilities include a cotton seed processing plant fitted with world leading...

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Cotton Seed Distributors welcomes new appointment to Board of Directors

19 June, 2018 News

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have announced the election of Cleave Rogan to the company’s Board of Directors, at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 19th of June, 2018. Cleave will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Rob Tuck, whose term finished at the AGM after nine years on...

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CSD reflects on a successful year in 2017

20 December, 2017 News

Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd. (CSD) are celebrating another busy and successful calendar year, with a number of milestones and anniversaries, infrastructure and technology developments, and new appointments to both the board and staff. In January, site works commenced for the multimillion...

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New CSD Extension & Development Agronomist for the Macquarie Valley

19 December, 2017 News

Cotton Seed Distributors are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig McDonald as the new Extension & Development (E&D) agronomist for the Macquarie Valley. Craig was an E&D agronomist with CSD for over five years in the mid-2000s, working with growers on the Darling Downs and...

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Cotton Breeding Australia celebrates 10th anniversary

20 August, 2017 News

CSIRO and Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) are this week celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Cotton Breeding Australia joint venture – a targeted research fund which, since 2007, has invested $101.7 million towards the research and breeding of future cotton varieties for Australian...

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Queensland scientists jointly awarded CSD Researcher of the Year at Cotton Industry Awards

26 July, 2017 News

Queensland’s Dr Paul Grundy and Dr Stephen Yeates have been jointly awarded Cotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year at the 2017 Australian Cotton Industry Awards. With over 40 years combined research experience, Dr Grundy (QDAF, Toowoomba) and Dr Yeates (CSIRO, Ayr) were recognised for...

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CSD Farms Manager named AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year at Cotton Industry Awards

26 July, 2017 News

Narrabri cotton grower, Mark Cathcart has been awarded the AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year at the 2017 Australian Cotton Industry Awards. A cotton grower for over thirty years, Mark Cathcart currently manages the 260 hectares of irrigated cotton on Cotton Seed Distributors’ research and...

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Cotton - a rotational keeper at Bellata

06 July, 2017 News

Easier insect management, simplified weed control and good industry support were just some of the reasons that Grant Lowien chose to return to dryland cotton this season. Grant, who farms with his mother Karen and brother Andrew at “Black Mountain”, east of Bellata in north west New South...

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Members elect new directors to the Board of Cotton Seed Distributors

21 June, 2017 News

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) has announced the election of Tony Quigley and the re-election Juanita Hamparsum to the company’s Board of Directors, at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 20th of June, 2017. Chairman of the CSD Board, James Kahl reported a successful AGM, with a...

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Bulk planting seed availability - 2017/18 season

13 June, 2017 News

In response to interest from growers, CSD are exploring options to sensibly supply seed in packages significantly larger than 20kg. This season, CSD is offering a limited pilot program to interested growers in order to investigate the logistical, management and safety aspects of supplying...

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Cotton Seed Distributors celebrates 50th milestone

06 April, 2017 News

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have celebrated 50 years of service to the Australian cotton industry with a gala dinner at its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa, New South Wales. Founded in April 1967 by a group of cotton growers in the Namoi valley of north...

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