Spotlight Magazine - Autumn 2016

The autumn edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, looks at the ground-breaking work CRDC is investing in with its research partners to develop ways to make cotton production more reliable and profitable. Like the new Climate Change Facility at the Australian Cotton Research Institute at Narrabri, a collaboration between CRDC and CSIRO to study the integrated effects of elevated CO2 and warmer temperatures on cotton - the first facility of its kind in the world.

In this issue, read about CRDC's other research collaborations, including the National Water Use in Agriculture RD&E Strategy; the Smarter Irrigation for Profit Programme; and CottonInfo's recent Cotton Nutrition Tour. Nutrition and soil health is the focus of a special feature this issue.

Learn the latest in compaction research; hear about the project to better understand hydraulic connectivity between coal seams and aquifers; and meet the recipient of the 2016 CRDC-supported ABARES Science and Innovation Award. And take a look at the key investment and organisational highlights from CRDC in 2014-15 in our Annual Report snapshot.