Cotton Research & Development Corporation

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) is proud to be a foundation sponsor for the 18th Australian Cotton Conference.

CRDC invests in research, development and extension (RD&E) projects for the Australian cotton industry. Our purpose is to support the performance of the cotton industry: helping to increase both productivity and profitability of our growers.

The cotton industry has always placed great emphasis on the value of its RD&E and the results speak for themselves. Over the past 10 years alone RD&E has helped cotton growers reduce their pesticide use by 87 percent and increase their water use efficiency by 40 percent. Thanks to RD&E Australian cotton growers are now growing more cotton on less land with less impact on the environment. Of course such gains are not RD&E’s alone. They simply would not be possible without collaboration – be it with growers, researchers, industry bodies, the Government or the wider sector – and we are pleased to be one of many partners involved in collaborating on the Australian Cotton Conference.

We look forward to showcasing the latest findings and outcomes from the world of cotton RD&E to you at this year’s conference.

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Cotton Seed Distributors

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) is Australia’s leading supplier of elite cotton cultivars. As a member based company, CSD is clearly focused on serving the needs of Australian cotton growers and this guiding principle is as strong today as it was when CSD was founded nearly 50 years ago in 1967.

In partnership with the CSIRO Cotton Breeding Program and key technology providers, CSD has established a long tradition of developing and delivering innovative solutions to Australian cotton growers. Our strong commitment to research, development, extension and breeding plays a critical role in the commercialisation of the elite cultivars which have become the global benchmark for lint yield, fibre quality, disease tolerance and regional adaptability.

As a Foundation Sponsor, the CSD team looks forward to welcoming delegates to the 18th Australian Cotton Conference as we share the latest advances in cultivar development and innovative solutions all of which are targeted to meet the very specific needs of Australia’s dryland and irrigated cotton growers.

More information on CSD varieties and agronomic support is available at


For over 50 years, ANZ has provided banking and financial services to Australia’s foremost cotton growers, ginners and marketers. We’ve combined this experience with specialised finance and treasury services (including interest rate management, commodity hedging and foreign exchange). This is all brought together through dedicated relationship management, structured trade solutions and innovative commodity financing options.

ANZ operates in 34 markets worldwide across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and America. With over 175 years of agribusiness experience in Australia and New Zealand and a team of specialists in core Asia-Pacific markets, ANZ is better connected than any other Australian bank.Our superior networks can help facilitate regional trade opportunities and find long-term sustainable solutions for your business.

Talk to our agribusiness specialists to find out more.

Andrew Hector
Head of Consumer & Agribusiness, Australia
+61 2 8937 7278

Mark Bennett
Head of Agribusiness Australia
+61 3 8655 4097

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Adama Australia has a strong heritage in the cotton industry having recently transitioned from the highly trusted and well known Farmoz brand. Adama is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of crop protection solutions with over 60 years of proven experience and a strong reputation for high quality products. Adama’s global cotton innovation and product development program is now investing in local R&D focused on finding new solutions for challenges faced by Australian cotton farmers.

Adama provides a range of highly effective crop protection and crop management solutions to the cotton industry that are easy to use, trusted and perform under Australian conditions. We have a comprehensive range of brands that growers will recognise including PROMOTE PLUS 900, ESCALATE ULTRA, ORACLE, COTOGARD and COTORAN. New to the Adama range for the 2016/17 cotton season will be the all new unique cotton insecticide SKOPE, a true multi pest solution.

For more information on our range of products for use in cotton please visit or call 1800 229 284.


Case IH

Drawing on more than 170 years of heritage and experience in the agriculture industry, Case IH provides a powerful range of farm machinery supported by a global network of highly professional dealers dedicated to providing our customers with the superior support required to be productive in the 21st century. At Case IH, your local dealer offers a friendly face and a knowledgeable place to start your equipment search. Case IH and our dealers take pride in being close to the heart of farming and our field staff are based in major agricultural regions across Australia. Case IH has a deservedly excellent reputation for delivering machinery solutions that deliver you more productivity, profit and performance. We’ve been doing what we do for a long time – since 1842 – and the Case IH brand is trusted and proven in the field, right across the world. More information on Case IH products and services can be found online at

Dow AgroSciences Australia Ltd

Dow AgroSciences are committed to providing the Australian cotton industry with a product mix that delivers balanced crop production and pest management solutions.

Dow AgroSciences invests heavily in research and development to discover new solutions that better meet farmer needs.

The launch of Transform™ WG Insecticide with Isoclast active, an entirely new systemic insecticide with a novel mode of action for controlling sap-feeding (sucking) insects, is a result of those R&D efforts.

For more information, please visit our cotton page on

John Deere Limited (Australia)

(Deere & Company – NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at or in Australia at

Monsanto Australia

Monsanto serves the Australian cotton industry, through research and biotechnology products including Bt technology. This technology has provided excellent insect control for 20 years and has been crucial to the success of Australia’s cotton industry. Growers and the wider industry can take much of the credit for this impressive record thanks to their concerted stewardship efforts, protecting the technology.

Monsanto’s investment in research and development seeks to provide benefits to the farmer though herbicide tolerance and insect protection. 2016 marks the global launch of Bollgard® 3, which will make growing cotton easier as it allows growers to manage their crop with more flexibility. The addition of a third gene reduces the existing resistance management requirements allowing growers to plant more cotton. We continue to explore the concept of Roundup Ready Dicamba Glufosinate tolerance in cotton.

If you have any questions please contact your Monsanto Regional Business Manager, their contact details can be found at


S&G Cotton

S&G Cotton Australia is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the 18th Australian Cotton Conference. Established in 2002, S&G Cotton has grown to become an integral link in the Australian raw cotton marketing chain.

Owned and operated by businessman Mr Sam Guan and textile mogul Mr Gordon Wu, S&G Cotton provides growers with a direct link into the global textile industry. Sam and Gordon relish their association with the Australian cotton industry; they deeply respect its innovative and hard working growers who consistently produce cotton of the highest yields and quality. They equally enjoy working with its fast, efficient and globally superior logistics chain.

In keeping with the industry’s high level of innovation S&G are investing heavily to ensure the marketing options and channels available to the Australian cotton industry are cutting edge and capable of embracing the future demands of the total textile chain. At this year’s Conference S&G will be demonstrating the next generation in trading platforms that will provide efficiency, transparency and greater power to the grower.

Please visit us at our stand for an exciting insight into the new technology that will shape the future of raw cotton trading.

To learn more about S&G Cotton Australia please visit

To gain an insight into the new technology that will shape the future of raw cotton trading please visit

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers

Through its Incitec Pivot Fertiliser (IPF) business, IPL is Australia’s largest integrated fertiliser manufacturer and distributor.

With a portfolio of recognised and trusted brands, IPF is Eastern Australia’s largest supplier of locally manufactured and imported fertilisers, in addition to trading bulk fertiliser on international markets.

Every year, IPF supplies domestically produced and imported fertilisers to Australian farmers in the grain, cotton, pasture, dairy, sugar and horticulture industries.
IPF supplies essential plant nutrients in granular, gas and liquid form depending on farmers’ plant nutrient requirements.”

IPF is fully accredited with Fertilizer Australia’s national training and accreditation program, Fertcare®. IPF also owns the NATA and ASPAC accredited soil, tissue, plant and water testing laboratory, Nutrient Advantage ®.


Established in 1925, Patrick has a long and proud history on the Australian waterfront and has developed unmatched expertise in handling the full range of container, breakbulk, ro-ro and bulk commodities shipped through Australian ports.

Patrick has 60 sites across Australia and New Zealand including container terminals in the major trade gateway cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle. Complementing its port operations, Patrick Logistics offers a full range of transport, depot, warehousing and container park services. Patrick is the leading provider of services within the crucial ship-to-door of the import/export supply chain across Australia.

Patrick is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asciano Limited – Australia’s largest listed owner of freight infrastructure.

For further information, please visit our website at


Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd

The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing multi cargo ports, handling over $50 billion of international trade annually; equivalent to approximately 20% of Queensland’s GSP. Located at the mouth of the Brisbane River, the Port is managed and developed by the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL), under a 99year lease from the Queensland Government. With over $1.6 billion in capital works invested over the last 20 years, the Port is a dynamic engine for economic growth throughout Queensland and northern NSW, offering significant strategic advantages to trade exposed companies operating in the region. A critical trade hub for many of Queensland’s largest consumer, agricultural and resources export markets, the Port handles a majority of Queensland’s agriculture exports, including around 50% of Australia’s cotton crop. Under PBPL management, the Port of Brisbane is the first Australian port to host three fully automated stevedores. It offers world class deep water marine facilities, integrated cargo handling infrastructure and strong landside transport connectivity to major arterial road and rail networks, ensuring customers can maximise logistics and transport efficiencies.



Qube is Australia’s largest integrated provider of import and export logistics services with national operations that provide a broad range of services. The Logistics Division has strategically located facilities in all capital city ports and provides road and rail container transport, customs and quarantine services, container parks, intermodal terminals, international freight forwarding and warehousing. Qube has over 30 years of experience in warehousing cotton and has facilities serving all three eastern seaboard ports. The Ports & Bulk Division has diversified operations from Port Headland in the west to Port Kembla in the east.

Detailed information on all these services, facility locations and contacts can be found at



Rabobank Australia and Rabobank New Zealand are a part of the international Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 115 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness.

Rabobank operates in 40 countries, servicing the needs of approximately 8.8 million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1,000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia and Rabobank New Zealand are among their countries’ leading rural lenders and are significant providers of business and corporate banking and financial services to the Australian and New Zealand food and agribusiness sector. Rabobank has 94 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand in all major agricultural regions.


Yara’s knowledge, products and solutions grow farmer and distributor businesses profitably and responsibly, while nurturing and protecting the earth’s resources, food and environment.

Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, Yara has a worldwide presence with more than 12,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.

Yara Australia is based throughout the east coast of Australia, with our head office in McMahons Point, Sydney.

In addition to this, Yara Australia operate 3 liquid fertiliser manufacturing plants which are based at Moree and Griffith in New South Wales and Boundary Bend in Victoria. The 2 plants in NSW have their own administration offices, from which production and logistics are managed for the manufacture and delivery of a large range of high quality, bulk liquid NPKs as well as liquid foliar products.


AWH is one of Australia’s leading logistics specialists providing storage, handling and inventory management services for a vast array of general, bulk or containerised products for import, export and domestic distribution, including Australian cotton.

AWH’s cotton division warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne provides cotton exporters with the ability to source cotton from all cotton growing regions. It also allows complete flexibility in meeting shipping requirements down the entire eastern seaboard of Australia.

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Cotton Compass

Cotton Compass is an interactive cotton marketing news service – publishing a weekly newsletter specifically tailored to high quality Australian cotton growers, cotton traders, input suppliers and textile industry participants in South East Asia, North Asia and the Subcontinent.

Subscribers to Cotton Compass receive weekly market analysis of the factors affecting the market for Australian cotton and other premium growths – including Futures, cash and foreign exchange markets. We look at issues specifically affecting Australian cotton growers and Australian cotton markets – including farm level gross margin comparisons, cotton price targets at both farm and mill level and physical cotton commitment estimates. Cotton Compass also provides industry leading Australian cotton production estimates and logistics models.

Australian cotton growers can receive a 50% discount for subscription to Cotton Compass thanks to the generous support of Cotton Seed Distributors and Monsanto.

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At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

Our innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. As the largest patent holder in the nation, our vast wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies.

CSIRO’s research has been vital to a profitable Australian cotton industry. Our cotton research unit was established in 1972, and since then we have continued to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits to growers throughout Australia.

Our expertise in plant breeding, biotechnology, farming systems, assessments for disease resistance, and post-harvest processing aims to optimise yield and quality. Our cotton varieties improve environmental sustainability and profitability through increased water efficiency and reduced use of insecticidal sprays.

We work collaboratively and co-invest with the cotton industry and its peak bodies. Cotton Breeding Australia is a joint venture between CSIRO and Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), which funds research and markets CSIRO cotton varieties globally. 2014 saw the 100th CSIRO-bred cotton variety released by CSD.


Lummus Corporation is the world’s leading full-line supplier of machinery and replacement parts for the cotton ginning industry worldwide, under our Lummus, Consolidated and BeltWide brands. We also provide design, installation, field and technical service support for our customers in the USA and throughout the world; and, through our Carver and Gump product lines, we manufacture, market and service machinery and aftermarket parts for the oilseed processing and food industries worldwide. Lummus also manufactures and sells a line of machinery and parts for the synthetic fiber industry.

Make Lummus the first stop for all of your machinery, parts and service needs. We’re committed to your success and stand ready to serve you. We really are “large enough to serve, small enough to care!”

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Murray-Darling Basin Authority

With the enactment of the Water Act 2007, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) was established as an independent expertise-based statutory agency. For the first time in the Basin’s history, one Basin-wide institution is responsible for planning the Basin’s water resources, with all planning decisions made in the interest of the Basin as a whole. Our primary roles include:

  • preparing, implementing and reviewing an integrated plan for the sustainable use of the Basin’s water resources
  • operating the River Murray system and efficiently delivering water to users on behalf of partner governments
  • measuring, monitoring and recording the quality and quantity of the Basin’s water resources
  • supporting, encouraging and conducting research and investigations about the Basin’s water resources and dependent ecosystems
  • advising the Australian Government Minister for Water Resources on the accreditation of state water resource plans
  • providing water rights information to facilitate water trading across the Basin
  • engaging and educating the Australian community about the Basin’s water resources

Our current governance arrangements were preceded by almost a century of different forms of collaborative management with Basin states — in the first instance NSW, Victoria and South Australia and more recently joined by Queensland and the ACT.
The sustainable management of the Murray–Darling Basin river system is a collective endeavour of Basin states and the Australian government, with river dependent industries and communities.

Basin Plan implementation
The Basin Plan aims to ensure the water resources of the Basin are shared between all water users in a sustainable way. It is about striking a balance and maintaining a healthy system to support productive industries and sustainable communities.

River Murray operations
We are responsible for directing the sharing of the River Murray’s water on behalf of the Basin states. The Murray–Darling Agreement, (a schedule of the Water Act 2007) spells out these arrangements.
Under the Agreement, we operate the River Murray system and oversee asset management (Dartmouth and Hume Dam, Lake Victoria, Lower Lake barrages, weirs and locks) with our state partners.



NSW Ports

NSW Ports is a consortium of leading institutional investors: IFM Investors, Australian Super, Tawreed Investments Limited and Q Super, Cbus, Hesta and Hostplus. Our shareholders represent over five million Australian superannuation fund members and are long-term investors with interests in a range of Australian infrastructure assets.

We are responsible for managing Port Botany and Port Kembla, the Cooks River Intermodal Terminal and Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre. Much of the land we manage is leased to third-party port and logistics operators who are responsible for operations, maintenance and development within their leased areas.

We are responsible for some port operations such as operations at Port Botany’s bulk liquid berths and rail operations within the Port Kembla port precinct. Our roles and responsibilities, together with our regular interactions with port supply chain stakeholders, means that we understand port-related activities and the requirements to achieve a sustainable and efficient port supply chain.

As an island nation, Australia has no land connections with major trading partners. Sea freight is vital to the movement of goods in and out of the country, accounting for over 99 per cent1 of our imports and exports.

Sea freight is the most efficient and sustainable method for transporting large volumes of goods over long distances. Our ports are the international gateways for this freight and are supported by landside freight facilities, intermodal terminals, infrastructure and services. They are well positioned to service the markets of Sydney, the Illawarra and regional NSW.

Port Botany and Port Kembla are NSW’s primary import and export gateways. The Cooks River intermodal Terminal and Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre support the growing container trade demand through Port Botany.

Port Botany and Port Kembla are economic assets of national significance, critical to the future economic growth and development of NSW. They are NSW’s key import and export gateways, collectively contributing around $4 billion per year to the NSW economy and supporting over 26,000 jobs.

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Port of Melbourne Corporation

Port of Melbourne Corporation is the strategic manager of Australasia’s largest maritime hub for the efficient movement of automotive and containerised cargo. With around 3,200 commercial ship calls to the port each year, the Port of Melbourne is a key economic asset which handles over 2.5 million containers annually and supports the prosperity of thousands of businesses and the daily lives of families across south eastern Australia.

Responsible for the integrated management and development of land and maritime functions, Port of Melbourne Corporation is charged with managing its operations in a sustainable manner to ensure it continues to provide economic and community benefits now and in the future.

Port of Melbourne Corporation once again is proud to be a sponsor for this year’s Australian Cotton Conference.

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Samuel Jackson, Incorporated

Samuel Jackson, Incorporated is a small family company based on the high plains of Texas, USA. In the middle of the largest cotton patch in the world, they develop cotton fibre moisture devices that are used in cotton gins all over the world.

Moisture management technologies are a critical part of the modern ginning process and Samuel Jackson, Incorporated has over 50 years of experience in some of the most challenging industrial environments anywhere and offer over 35 different products in drying, moisture restoration, measurement and online air diagnostics.

For further information visit or call the Australian office based in Moree on 07 3177 6364.



Samuel Strapping Systems

Samuel Strapping Systems is the worldwide leader in manufacturing, sales and service of completely automated cotton bale packaging systems engineered to cut manpower at the gin, increase output rates and to help provide safer, more efficient workplaces.

Samuel’s bale tying/strapping systems can be fitted to any new or existing bale press using Samuel’s Turnout® polyester strapping preferred by textile mills globally for safer removal, speedier bale opening and recyclability.

Together with the patented Jenglo™ Model 100 Automatic Bale Bagging System, gin press area labour can be reduced to one operator per shift using cotton bags supplied for this system. It is designed to convey bales from the press, pull lint samples automatically, apply bags retrieved from their shipping pallets to bales, collects bale weight for transmittal to the gin data port, open end and queue up-ended bales for lift-truck pickup at rates up to 100 bales per hour.

For more information call us at +1 1800 359 9222 or email at

Toyoshima & Co, Ltd

Founded in 1841, Toyoshima & Co, Ltd traded raw materials such as cotton and wool in addition to yarns, fabrics and garments. As a vertical textile trading company, Toyoshima continues to expand and grow together with their partners around the world.

Toyoshima has been involved in the Australian cotton industry for more than 25 years and is delighted to be part of the 18th Australian Cotton Conference.

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TransGlobal Inspections

TransGlobal Inspections is an internationally-known and respected specialist in raw cotton inspection. Our global network of affiliates consists of highly qualified, professional cotton controllers with an in-depth knowledge of local practices.

TransGlobal provides unparalleled personalised cotton inspection services. Leading-edge technology provides clients with instant access to our globally networked information systems. Beyond technology, we at TransGlobal still enjoy the person touch of a phone call and a handshake. Our management in the US and Europe will always be willing to personally assist you with your needs.

TransGlobal Inspections is poised to offer the best of all worlds – reliable personalised service, leading-edge technology and an accomplished team of professionals ready to be on your on the spot partner, the world over.

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Wakefield Inspection Services

Wakefield Inspection Services (WIS), through its global network, handles more than 50% of all raw cotton shipments that are subject to weighing and/or sampling either before shipment or after landing. Many of WIS’ worldwide offices also provide cotton quality testing services.

WIS and its group of companies also provide controlling services for a wide range of commodities in addition to cotton and provide specialist service in collateral management services. WIS boasts a range of highly skilled and experienced staff strategically located around the world to ensure a consistently high quality of service to its customers.

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