CSD strongly supports the dryland cotton industry, once again with the assistance from Syngenta are offering the opportunity to reduce their financial risk by offering a dollar for dollar credit towards the following season’s seed, if the dryland cotton crop is unable to be picked (excluding crops which are destroyed through hail damage).

CSD ISP Map

Program details

The program is available in selected varieties in designated areas - see map.

Sicot 714B3F, Sicot 748B3F and grower’s choice of Roundup Ready Flex® refuge seed.
Sicot 746B3F, Sicot 714B3F, Sicot 748B3F and your choice of Roundup Ready Flex® refuge seed.
  • “No pick” means the crop is destroyed (for any reason other than hail) after inspection by a CSD Extension and Development Agronomist.
  • Credit is of the same value, purchased in 2020 for next year’s seed.
  • ISP claims must be lodged by Friday, 19 March 2021.
  • All prices must be at Regular Order price.
  • Seed needs to be purchased with a Syngenta branded seed insecticide treatment.
  • Needs to be registered by Tuesday 8th December 2020. For Northern Australia crops please refer point 9 in the T&C’s.
Registration form

Example scenario of double skip planting total 250 ha of dryland cotton

95% : 5% OPTION OR 50% : 50% OPTION
237.5 ha Bollgard® 3 + Roundup Ready Flex®
12.5 ha Roundup Ready Flex®
125 ha Bollgard® 3 + Roundup Ready Flex®
125 ha Roundup Ready Flex®

Terms and conditions

  1. Growers must ensure that they have signed a CSD Cotton Planting Seed Agreement through their CSD Agent, before seed is received on farm.
  2. Growers must secure a TUA (Technology User Agreement) from their local Technology Service Provider (most major merchandise resellers are TSPs).
  3. Growers must order their planting seed, at their normal dryland planting rate, as either Sicot 714B3F or Sicot 748B3F (or Sicot 746B3F in designated areas) plus their choice of Roundup Ready Flex® refuge seed.
  4. Only seed purchased with Syngenta branded seed insecticide treatment products are eligible for the scheme (i.e. Cruiser and Cruiser Extreme).
  5. Only seed purchased under the 2020 Regular Order seed price qualifies for the CSD Industry Support Program.
  6. Growers must nominate a 5% unsprayed or 50% sprayed Roundup Ready Flex® cotton refuge option.
  7. To be eligible for the program, a grower must be fully registered on the CSD website (www.csd.net.au/isp) - failure to fully register will void any claims. Registrations must be lodged by:
    • 5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 if the grower/farm is located in New South Wales; or
    • 4:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 if the grower/farm is located in Queensland.
  8. For dryland cotton fields planted after Tuesday, 8 December 2020, the grower must contact (by email) their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist at the time of planting to be included in the program. Late inclusion within the program is not permitted after the Bollgard® 3 planting window in the grower’s region has expired.
  9. Registrations for Northern Australian growers will be subject to the conditions on the Northern RMP, in that all Bollgard® 3 crops are to be planted into moisture or watered up in a eight-week window between December 1 and May 30. Registrations for the CSD Industry Support Program must be received by CSD within this eight-week window.
  10. As this is a dryland cotton support program, irrigating any crop registered within this program post establishment will make the offer null and void.
  11. If the claimed crop is replanted, the replanted seed is not eligible for the CSD Industry Support Program (only one claim per field per year can be made). The original crop must be inspected and destroyed prior to replanting into the field.
  12. All normal TUA terms and responsibilities are unchanged.
  13. If the grower believes their crop is not economically viable for any reason other than hail damage, they must contact their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist prior to 19 March 2021 to arrange a crop inspection. Claims must be received by:
    • 5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), 19 March 2021 if the grower/farm is located in New South Wales; or
    • 4:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), 19 March 2021 if the grower/farm is located in Queensland.
  14. If approved, the grower will receive a credit for the equivalent value of planting seed for next season on the condition that they destroy the crop by 15 April 2021 with email notification to their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist. Crop destruction will be subject to audits.
  15. The claimed crop MUST be inspected before the grower starts to destroy the crop. If the crop is not inspected, then the offer is voided.
  16. Under the CSD Industry Support Program, failed cotton crops are not to be utilised for grazing, silage or stripping for stock feed, or harvested to achieve financial gain.
  17. Any credit provided must be taken as seed prior to the end of the 2021-22 Bollgard® 3 planting window in the grower’s region, and planted on the same trading entity and farms.
  18. If claimed seed is purchased under the CSD early order program, it is not eligible for the CSD Industry Support Program.
  19. For those growers who plant under the guidelines of the Northern RMP; which pertains to cotton planting in all areas north of the latitude 21.15 degrees south in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia (i.e. planting dates between December 1 and May 31), if the grower believes their crop is not economically viable for any reason other than hail damage, they must contact their local CSD Extension and Development Agronomist prior to 30 April 2021 to arrange a crop inspection. The following conditions apply:
    • Claims must be received on or before 30 April 2021, by 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) if the grower/farm is located in Queensland; or 4:30pm Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) if the grower/farm is located in the Northern Territory; or 3:00pm Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) if the grower/farm is located in Western Australia.
    • Destruction of the crop must take place by 30 April 2021 with email notification to the relevant CSD Extension and Development Agronomist. Crop destruction will be subject to audits.