The Cotton Catchment Communities CRC officially ended its seven year term on June 30, 2012. This website is an archive of the Cotton CRC Research, Publications, Tools and outputs over the seven years. The website will continue through to June 2015.
The triumvirate of cotton-based CRCs concludes with the finalisation of the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC (Cotton CRC) in June 2012. Eighteen years of significant investment and collaboration have produced an array of valuable outcomes. Importantly, the dividends from this research and development journey will continue for many years to come for the industry and for the catchments and communities in which it operates.
It is rare that one research organisation or agency has all the skills and resources to successfully address a research issue but, as the chain of cotton-based CRCs has shown, collaboration brings efficiency and commitment across state and agency boundaries.
Key to a CRC is the collaborative effort of its participants and affiliates, who focus on common goals and take into consideration industry priorities. Industries always face short-term challenges that need to be addressed but longer-term success depends on looking beyond the immediate and understanding the contextual and longer-term factors that can have major impacts in time.
The real success of the Cotton CRC lay with the researchers and extension staff who contribute their knowledge, intelligence and willing nature to share and collaborate. It is these people who create the real means by which to achieve our outcomes. Without them, there would be no CRC.
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