The summer edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, focuses on research results and science-based best practices to help cotton growers successfully produce their 2018-19 crop, and contribute to sustaining the responsible production of Australian cotton.

In this edition, we feature technology and blue-sky approaches to solving recalcitrant issues, such as disease, spray drift, weed and insect pest resistance, with CRDC focused on seeking more efficient and effective solutions to these challenges. 

This edition also includes articles on the CottonInfo team, the Australian Rural Leadership Program participants, our Nuffield scholars and the Rural Womens' Award recipients: showcasing the talented people of cotton. We also feature CRDC's major achievements and impacts from the 2018-19 year, highlighted in the Annual Report summary. And we extend a fond farewell to outgoing CRDC Executive Director, Bruce Finney, who steps down from his position after 14 years at the helm.