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September 2019

Closing date for abstract submissions

September 20, 2019

Abstract submissions for the 2019 Australian Cotton Research Conference close on Friday 20 September. Submit your abstract here. Remember to follow appropriate approval protocols for your situation (organisation and funding body) before submission.  

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Nominations for AACS awards close

September 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Nominations for AACS awards and life membership close by 5pm Friday 20 September. See the related news article for more information.

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October 2019

Applications close for 2020 Science and Innovations Awards

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

ABARES annual grants program for 18-35 year olds (Grants to realise big ideas for agriculture from young rural innovators) provides up to $22,000 to fund a project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. CRDC supports one cotton industry recipient each year. Recent recipients include Dr Alison McCarthy (2014); Yvonne Chang (2016), Dr Priscilla Johnston (2017), Rhys Pirie (2018), and Dean Brooks (2019). For more information and to apply visit the Science and Innovation Awards page on the Department of Agriculture…

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Nominations and EOIs close for AACS committee and Conference 2021 venue

October 15, 2019

Calling for Management Committee Nominations Every two years the President and Management Committee positions are declared open and the AACS calls for nominations which are then decided by the AACS membership through a formal secret ballot. Our current Management Committee is made of 4 full members, 1 associate member and the president position. Our current representatives are: President Paul Grundy (QDAF) Full Member Executive Mary Whitehouse CSIRO (vice President) Linda Smith QDAF (Secretary) Michael Bange CSIRO (Treasurer) Warwick Stiller CSIRO Associate…

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Pre-conference social mixer

October 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Armidale bowling club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street
Armidale, NSW 2350 Australia
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If you arrive early, join us for the conference  mixer at the Armidale Bowling Club (92-96 Dumaresq Street) on Sunday 27 October 5:30-9pm. See the flyer below!

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AACS Cotton Research Conference 2019

October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019
UNE, Australia + Google Map

AACS 2019 Annual General Meeting

October 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

The AACS 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held during our research conference on Wednesday 30th October starting 8am at UNE Armidale. The Agenda for this meeting will be President's Report Treasurer’s Report ICRA update Elections for President and Executive Committee Positions Presentations of proposed venues for the next conference General Business Arising If you have any items for consideration at the AGM can you please forward these to Linda Smith prior to 15 October 2019. Nominations for the management committee…

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December 2019

ICAC’s 78th Plenary Meeting, Brisbane

December 2, 2019 - December 5, 2019

You are invited to attend the 78th International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Plenary meeting taking place in Brisbane in December. Join ICAC Members from up to 30 countries in Brisbane, Australia, to meet with Australian cotton growers, ginners, shippers, marketers, analysts, policy makers, textile manufacturers, agricultural suppliers, and investment bankers. The conference (2-5 December) will be followed by an optional technical tour (6-7 December). For more information visit https://icacaustralia2019.com/ This event is brought to you by the Australian Government Department…

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February 2020

International Conference on the Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies

February 16 - February 20
UNE Australia + Google Map

The conference explores current and emerging challenges and opportunities associated with the regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies under the following themes: Emerging Agvet Science and Technology, and Regulation of Innovation Risks Safe and effective access to chemicals and biologicals Post-market stewardship and surveillance Education, training, communication and perception An International Regulatory Science Forum will be held on the final day of the conference. The forum will focus on Building Global Capability and Capacity.  The aim is stimulate discussion and…

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March 2020

AgTech Summit

March 17 - March 18

The summit examines key issues facing the sector and the growing demand for technological advancement in agriculture, including: Future of farming Agri regulation and compliance AI in farming Robotics and IoT technology Supply chain and export opportunities Vertical and precisions farming Funding start ups To farm and on farm connectivity Global challenges and opportunities Energy cost and reliability Innovation in the US/Europe Eliminating wastage Supporting Australia’s agri ambition 17-18 March 2020 in Sydney

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