The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian cotton industry.
A partnership between the Commonwealth Government and cotton growers, CRDC invests in world-leading innovation and transformative technologies to benefit Australia’s dynamic cotton industry, and the wider community.
Cotton is a major contributor to the economic, environmental and social fabric of rural Australia. The industry’s national exports generate an average of $1.9 billion in annual revenue, and the industry is a major employer in rural and regional communities.
RD&E and its resulting innovations are a key driving force behind our industry’s continued success – and CRDC’s purpose is to power the success of Australian cotton through this world-leading RD&E.