The Spring 2022 edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, features the return of the Australian Cotton Conference after a four year hiatus.

The 2022 conference was a huge three days with a record crowd and a theme of ‘Here for Good’ with presentations and panel topics structured around the industry’s PLANET. PEOPLE. PADDOCK. Sustainability Framework, underpinned by CRDC’s RD&E.

The 2022 conference marked two major milestones for cotton industry organisations – our congratulations to Cotton Australia on reaching 50 years of service to the industry, and to CottonInfo on celebrating its 10th anniversary. It was at the 2012 conference that CRDC, Cotton Australia and CSD announced the partnership of what has become an enduring and successful model of R&D extension. In this edition, we bring you some of the many CottonInfo achievements and activities to celebrate, and focus in on two of our Regional Extension Officers to hear their thoughts.

Those who attended conference will recognise some of the names and faces that we feature in this edition, as we take a closer look at cotton developments in northern Australia. CRDC supported a contingent of WA, NT and Far North Qld growers and agronomists to attend the conference to be a part of a discussion panel, and their session was one of the most well-attended on the program. As an industry built on sharing information and experience, there was a great deal of interest from attendees to see how crop managers in the north are overcoming conditions not experienced in southern regions.