Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Australian cotton industry announces award winners
Australian cotton industry announces award winners
12
Aug '11
Watched on by their cotton industry peers, friends and the broad cotton family, winners in the Australian Cotton Industry Awards were announced in Narrabri tonight.

As the last official function for this year's Cotton Collective, the awards recognise those talented and dedicated people who have made an outstanding contribution to the cotton industry.

Accepting Australian Cotton Industry Awards were:
CSD Researcher of the Year Award Winner:
Dr Warwick Stiller CSIRO Plant Industry, Narrabri, NSW
Dr Warwick Stiller is a cotton breeder who joined CSIRO Plant Industry in 1995 as a post graduate student, and has developed into a committed scientist and plant breeder who is globally recognised for his work.

Warwick has spent the last 16 years of his life in the cotton breeding scheme that was established to produce varieties for dryland productivity, stress tolerance and water use efficiency and he has played a leading role in delivering new varieties to the Australian cotton industry that deliver exceptional yield and quality and are the envy of our competitors.

Chris Lehman Trust Young Achiever of the Year Winner, sponsored by Bayer CropScience
Fleur Anderson President, Dawson Valley Cotton Grower Association, Theodore, QLD

Born into a cotton growing family on the Darling Downs, Fleur Anderson has been around cotton all her life, and was thrown into the thick of it during the recent floods that devastated her small rural community for the second year running. Some growers lost the lot, twice in the same season, and as the President of the Theodore Cotton Growers Association, Fleur stepped up to the plate and supported her growers and community when it couldn't get much tougher.

Fleur and her husband's family farm was affected too, but undeterred, she set about gathering data across the valley that established the scale of the problem and ultimately helped lead to additional government assistance.

AgriRisk Innovative Grower of the Year Winner
Stuart and Maxine Armitage Cecil Plains, QLD

By the end of December 2010, Stuart and Maxine Armitage had received 16 inches of rain and a good percentage of their 240 hectares of cotton was under water. And as if that wasn't bad enough, they had just picked three cotton modules when another 4 ½ inches came pouring down, putting a stop to harvest for over a month.

With serious concerns for the mental health of some local growers and spirits pretty low in general, the Armitages faced this difficult issue head on, organising a number of support services to help people through. A mental health night was arranged with a psychologist and respected GP that 90 locals attended, and a Relax and Revive night hosted by bush poet Murray Hartin was a great social occasion with 120 attending.

Monsanto Grower of the Year Winner
Ed Willis and Von Warner Thallon, QLD

Bullamon Plains is an outstanding farmenterprise including 20,000 hectares of grazing, dryland and irrigated cropping located at Thallon, about 65km south of St George in Queensland. Owned by the Willis', the farm has been in the family since 1928, with four generations of the family currently living on the property.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Raymond

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jun 2017

Raymond plans to invest Rs 1,400 crore in Amravati plant

Raymond, Indian textiles and apparel major, has decided to invest Rs...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

GST and textiles industry: Analysis and opinion

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is at long last all set to be rolled ...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

India probing dumping of polyester yarn by China

Indian government is probing anti-dumping allegations against a...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search