About the FastStart Cotton Program

The FastStart Cotton Program - delivering benefits to growers and industry

FastStart is a collaboration between Syngenta and Cotton Seed Distributors that combines world leading cotton genetics, chemistry and technologies, resulting in strong, healthy establishment and robust growth in the early stages of a crop’s life up until flowering.

CSD aims to provide every cotton grower the highest net return potential from the cotton varieties CSD produces. And to achieve this we work closely with companies such as Syngenta to develop the highest quality planting seed and treatments possible.

Together, Syngenta and CSD developed the FastStart program to screen novel technologies and support the development of practical tools to help growers address cotton establishment challenges whilst also driving cotton yield potential and supporting the Australian cotton industry.

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD Ltd) has been supplying quality cotton planting seed to the cotton industry since 1967.

Formed through the vision of Australia’s foundation cotton growers, CSD remains committed to the success of today’s cotton industry.

CSD is a major investor in cotton breeding, research and development, having developed a long and successful partnership with the CSIRO Cotton Breeding Program. CSD’s objective is to deliver yield and quality outcomes to keep the Australian cotton industry at the premium end of the global fibre market by delivering elite varieties that are specifically bred and adapted to suit local growing conditions.

Please visit www.csd.net.au to find out more.



Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to the purpose of bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to customers, Syngenta delivers integrated solutions that bring together leading seed varieties, seed care and crop protection products with expert agronomic advice and technology that enables Australian growers to realise a greater share of their yield potential and to better manage risk.

Please visit www.syngenta.com.au to find out more.