Cotton partnership reaches $150 million investment milestone

May 26th, 2021

A 50-year partnership that enables Australian growers to produce the highest yielding cotton in the world and has boosted earnings by more than $5 billon is being celebrated today in Canberra.

Since 1971, Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO has been partnering with Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) in plant breeding and agronomy to put globally competitive cotton varieties that are pest and disease tolerant into the hands of Australian farmers.

This week the two organisations mark a combined investment of more than $150 million in research to ensure the long-term profitability and viability of Australian cotton.

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