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Another Year of Delivery Through myBMP

Each year the Australian cotton industry works hard to ensure myBMP delivers more value for its growers. In just two decades the cotton industry’s best management practice (BMP) program has completely changed the way other industries, community, and government view cotton production in Australia. Now consisting of ten modules, the recently refreshed myBMP program does […]

Australian cotton researchers recognised

Two of Australia’s leading cotton researchers were recently recognised for their contributions to cotton. Dr Mike Bange of CSIRO was awarded the prestigious US Beltwide Award in January for his research in cotton physiology for more than 20 years – becoming the youngest recipient, and only the second Australian recipient. Meanwhile, the only other Australian recipient in […]

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Relocated Cotton Winter Nursery Plants First Crop in Costa Rica

  Breeders develop improved varieties by exploiting genetic variation.  They exploit that variation by selecting those progeny that exhibit the highest level of traits that growers desire.  The Cotton Winter Nursery (CWN), which has been a vital part of the cotton research community for over 60 years, is a major tool that allows breeders to […]

Cotton Incorporated & Archroma Redefine “100% Cotton”

Companies innovate to demonstrate how cotton can bring colors to cotton Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for cotton, and Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, have collaborated to present what they believe is the first ever dye derived from cotton plant -residues.  Cotton Incorporated approached Archroma and challenged them to […]

Gildan Joins the Cotton LEADS™ Program

The Cotton LEADS™ program is pleased to announce that Gildan Activewear Inc. has recently joined the many partners that commit to responsibly produced cotton.   “Gildan is well-known for its commitments to quality apparel and to responsible manufacturing,” says Mark Messura, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Marketing at Cotton Incorporated. “As such, they have […]

Stakeholder Forum To Engage More Broadly on Australian Cotton’s Sustainability

Australian cotton is one of the only agricultural industries in the world to conduct full, independent environmental audits of its entire production system. The most recent audit recommended the industry engage on its sustainability credentials further down the supply chain, and set sustainability targets by which to benchmark and measure progress. In June this year, […]