AUS – COTTON PARTNERSHIP REACHES MILESTONE
Source: CSIRO Media Release – 25 May 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 in Canberra.
The CSD-CSIRO partnership has resulted in 116 cotton varieties delivered to growers, which have returned more than $5 billion to the cotton industry and through the delivery of third-party GM traits reduced insecticide use by 85 per cent and cut herbicide use by 52 per cent. Australian cotton farming is also the most water efficient in the world…