Two of the cotton industry’s leading innovators this season celebrate 10 years of collaboration on the tools and technologies that have transformed how this important crop is established in Australia.
“As growers in Central Queensland begin to plant, it’s timely that Syngenta and Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) reflect on the FastStart Cotton program and its achievements,” CSD Managing Director Peter Graham said.
“The FastStart™ Cotton program has delivered tools, training and technology that has saved the industry precious time and money from unnecessary crop failures inside the first 70 days from sowing.”
Since Syngenta and CSD signed the FastStart Cotton agreement, growers have benefited from 10 key achievements.The ten FastStart™ milestones:
Syngenta Australia Country Head and Managing Director Paul Luxton said the collaboration between Syngenta and CSD has led to great outcomes for growers and the industry, highlighting the importance of this partnership.
“Sustainable and science-based agriculture is at the heart of everything we do at Syngenta, and the partnership with CSD has succeeded in delivering a number of initiatives that has improved sustainable cotton growth in Australia. Benefits of a vigorous start to the cotton crop growth cycle has shown to provide a greater net return per hectare and megalitre of water as well as improved fibre quality,” he said.
“We’re inspired by nature, the power of seeds and helping growers produce quality crops through efficient use of resources. With FastStart, we’ve been able to fulfil these goals, solving challenges for growers along the way.”