CSIRO’s cotton research has delivered significant economic, social and environmental benefits to growers throughout Australia.
Over 100 cotton varieties
Australian cotton has the highest yields in the world, and 100 per cent of it is currently grown from CSIRO varieties – we've released 113 since 1984.
CSIRO researchers are working to develop improved crop management techniques for maximum economic, environmental and social benefits.
Next generation cotton
We're creating cotton with many of the properties of synthetics, such as being stretchy, non-creasing and even waterproof, while remaining biodegradable.