MEET OUR SPONSORS

The ICAC 78th Plenary Meeting is proudly sponsored by:

Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd (CSD) has been supplying quality cotton planting seed to the Australian cotton industry since 1967. CSD was formed through the vision of Australia’s foundation cotton growers and remains committed to the success of today’s 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 elite varieties that are specifically bred and adapted to suit local growing conditions by delivering yield and quality outcomes to keep the Australian cotton industry at the premium end of the global fibre market. On behalf of the industry, CSD takes an active role in the development and licensing of best in class biotechnology traits that add value to the overall performance of CSD varieties and to Australian growers.

Please visit: www.csd.net.au  

Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development board, has a vital role in creating jobs and enhancing the lifestyle of those who call the Brisbane region home.  Brisbane Marketing is responsible for shaping the future of Australia’s new world city and producing sustainable economic outcomes by capitalising on Brisbane’s competitive strengths. Raising awareness of Queensland’s capital, creating demand for the region, attracting visitors, students and investment and developing industries are part of its portfolio. Brisbane Marketing, backed by Brisbane City Council, celebrates and promotes Brisbane’s unique advantages, positions the city on the world stage and connects local enterprise with opportunities for success.

Please visit: www.choosebrisbane.com.au

ProClass is Australia’s leading cotton classing operation. Fully independent, ProClass operates two modern cotton classing facilities servicing Australian cotton growers and merchants. The first is located at head office in Goondiwindi, Queensland, right in the heart of Australia’s traditional cotton belt. The second is situated at Griffith, NSW, the hub of the rapidly expanding cotton growing region in southern NSW. At present, ProClass classes approximately 65 per cent of the cotton produced in Australia.

Please visit: www.proclass.com.au

Wakefield Inspection Services Ltd can trace its history back to 1906 when Edward T Robertson & Son was formed. Since WIS acquired the assets of part of that business in 1993, more than 35 Group Companies have been established globally, supported by 20 correspondent offices. Today WIS offers independent inspection services to the Cotton industry in pre-shipment take-up, post landed weighing, sampling, classing and HVI testing. In addition WIS offers warehouse inspections, stock control and Collateral Management of cotton and other commodities in warehouse.

Please visit: www.wiscontrol.com

GoannaAG

The ability to optimise every drop of precious water is one of the greatest challenges facing global agriculture. With a focus on irrigated agriculture (particularly cotton) Goanna Ag is meeting that challenge head on by building scalable, cost effective solutions that integrate novel in field sensor data, peer reviewed algorithms and analytics to deliver actionable decision support to provide precise irrigation scheduling, Water Use Efficiency (WUE) benchmarking and farm wide monitoring. Goanna Ag creates value for the grower, the environment and supply chain. With the new cotton season approaching, planting decisions and allocating precious water resources are critical. Goanna Ag can fundamentally change the way cotton growers use field specific information to improve irrigation scheduling.

Please visit  www.goannaag.com.au

SierraTek is a proud Australian Company dedicated to the agribusiness sector providing technical and innovative solutions to improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability of our customers. Our operations are strategically positioned throughout the Australian cotton belt and we supply our technology and services not only locally but internationally.  SierraTek’s core strengths are electrical engineering and process control with many decades of experience servicing and supporting the cotton industry. SierraTek supplies smart progressive solutions from the sensor in the field through to large turnkey cotton gin construction projects and the ongoing support, service and spares. From Imagination to Innovation.

Please visit:  www.sierratek.com.au

Bajaj Steel Industries Limited (BSIL), a public limited company listed on Bombay Stock Exchange incorporated in 1961, is India’s largest, modern cotton ginning and pressing manufacturer.  With 59 years’ experience, BSIL has world-class engineering facilities with diversified sectoral presence in cotton ginning, pressing, delinting, decorticating machinery, pre-fabricated buildings, electrical panels, fire-fighting system, specialty conveyor, hydraulics equipment, power transmission products, master batches. Providing technical collaboration with the Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT) ICAR Indian Government, BSIL acquired sole manufacturing license  in 2009 for all products of M/s Continental Eagle Corporation USA (1832) for saw gins based complete plant machinery, bale presses and IMPCO products. BSIL successfully completed turnkey projects for cotton processing industry in India, USA, Brazil, Western African countries, CIS countries and globally. BSIL is known for innovative and cost-effective products in the market place.

Please visit www.bajajngp.com 

At Bayer, we work to shape agriculture through research and development for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet. Bayer has been partnering with the cotton industry for more than 20 years to bring innovative products to growers, including trait and herbicide products that are designed to help growers achieve higher yields, while conserving resources.  On and off the farm, we work closely with our customers, our business and research partners and the wider community to improve the security of our food and fibre supplies and our overall quality of life. This great tradition is also our commitment to the future – entirely in line with our mission: science for a better life.

For further information please visit:  www.crop.bayer.com.au

Cubbie Station’s properties are located near Dirranbandi and St George in South West Queensland, the total holding is 93,000 hectares with 22,000 hectares of irrigated cropping fields. Cubbie Ginnery – The Dirranbandi ginnery was acquired and has been substantially upgraded and services not only all the Cubbie planted cotton, but also many surrounding cotton farms. Cubbie Cotton Marketing (CCM) is responsible for trading Australian cotton, providing export opportunities to local farms and dealing directly with overseas buyers.

Please visit:   www.cubbie.com.au