International Conference: Climate Change Threats to Agriculture & Food Security, Peshawar, Pakistan
By Muhammad Tariq on Oct 19, 2017

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Department of Agronomy and Climate Change Center, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar Pakistan is organizing an International Conference on "Climate Change Threats to Agriculture and Food Security" from November 22-24, 2017. The topics of the conference include technical and social aspects of climate change in relation to threats for crop produ...

ICRA Promotional Material
By Zahid Khan on Oct 18, 2017

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ICRA Promotional Material Brochure

Seventh 'Asian Cotton Research and Development Network' Meeting, 15-17 Sept 2017, Nagpur India.
By Keshav Kranthi on Oct 14, 2017

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The Seventh Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network was held at Nagpur during 15-17 September 2017. The Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI), Mumbai hosted the meeting together with the ICAR-CICR (Central Institute for Cotton Research), Nagpur and ICAR-CIRCOT (Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technologies). The...

Seventh Meeting of the ACRDN
By Fiaz Ahmad on Oct 14, 2017

Breeding & Genetic improvement Disease control Crop Protection Economics and policy Agronomy & physiology Production Extension Biotechnology Climate change Network coordination Social issues Sustainability Post Harvest Pest control Agro-physio-Asia Sustain-Asia Social-Issues-asia Post-Harvest-Asia PestControl-Asia Network-Asia Biotech-Asia ProdExtension-Asia Eco&Policy-Asia Disease-Asia-51 Croprotection-Asia Climate-Asia Breeding-Asia

Proceedings are available The Seventh Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network was held at Nagpur, India during 15-17 September 2017. The Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI), Mumbai hosted the meeting together with the ICAR-CICR (Central Institute for Cotton Research), Nagpur and ICAR-CIRCOT (Central Institute for Rese...

ICRA Secretariat goes functional
By Fiaz Ahmad on Oct 13, 2017

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Signature Ceremony in Multan The MOU between ICRA and PCCC has been signed on October 9, 2017, in Multan, in the framework of a ceremony organized by PCCC to which attended around thirty participants coming from research institutes and agricultural universities. Dr. Michel FOK, ICRA Chair visited Pakistan from 09-12.10.2017 for the MOU signing...

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017
By Keshav Kranthi on Jun 26, 2017

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For Immediate Release May 17, 2017 DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017 The deadline for award submissions is 28 July 2017 The Discover Natural Fibre Initiative (DNFI) was created in January 2010 as an outgrowth of the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009, which had been declared by the United Nations General Assembly....

In a Nutshell: Cotton is Renewable, Recyclable and 100% Biodegradable 
By Keshav Kranthi on Apr 4, 2017

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PRESS RELEASE by Elke Hortmeyer, Director of Communications and International Relations, Bremen.  Bremen, April 4th, 2017: With its attributes 'renewable', 'recyclable' and 'biodegradable', the Bremen Cotton Exchange sees cotton as one of the most sustainable raw materials on the planet from an ecological, social and economic point of view. ...

PLANT RESPONSES TO LATE SEASON WATER DEFICITS IN ACALA COTTON CULTIVARS
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                       Back to Table of contents Continued development of irrigation strategies that minimize crop yield losses, while increasing water use efficiency are needed in many semi-arid and arid cotton producing areas world wide.  Controlled deficit irrigation (CDI) incorporates t...

CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT STUDY OF THE DEGRADATION OF ENDOSULFAN IN SOILS
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The degradation rate of endosulfan applied to a Black Earth soil from South East Queensland, was studied in controlled environment chambers. The degradation rates of a- and b-endosulfan were determined for the soil samples kept at the const...

FUTURE ROLE OF COTTON RESEARCH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Introduction                                                                Back to Table of contents Cotton is of major importance in the economies of developing countries.  It has a major impact in the agricultural, industrial, transport and service sectors of over twenty developing countries and a significant impact likewise in some fifty oth...

An Integrated Cotton Insect Pest Management System for Cotton-wheat Intercropping in North China
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The north China cotton region is the largest cotton-producing area in China, with 3.5 million hectares grown to cotton annually, which constitutes 65% of the nation's total cotton land. Since the 1980s, there has been a rapid expansion of c...

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSECT SPECIFIC FUNGUS (NATURALIS–L®) FOR CONTROL OF COTTON INSECTS
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The insect specific fungus, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin, ATCC 74040, formulated as Naturalis–L®, was highly effective for control of cotton insects in an integrated pest management system (IPM) for cotton in the Lower Rio Grande...

NOVEL BIOLOGICAL AND CONVENTIONAL INSECTICIDES: WHAT'S NEW?
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents In recent years, with the continuing burden of increasing development and registration costs, the agricultural community has been facing the loss of a number of products from its portfolio of insecticides.  Furthermore, as different governm...

THE BREAKDOWN OF LAMBDA-CYHALOTHRIN IN COTTON GROWING SOIL
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The breakdown of lambda-cyhalothrin in cotton growing soil was studied in an indoor incubation experiment. Lambda-cyhalothrin was incubated at 30˚C in the dark in soil with different water contents. The degradation rate was similar at three...

COTTON PEST CONTROL PROBLEMS IN ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA: OPTIMISING PEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO COTTON CULTIVATION
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Changes in the field effectiveness of insecticides for control of cotton pests in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India for the period 1979-92 are documented. Since 1985, cotton yields have decreased largely as a result of over dependence...

ECOLOGICAL ATTRIBUTES OF MAJOR COTTON PESTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Integrated pest management (IPM) should be based on sound ecological principles. It requires knowledge of the interaction between the fauna (pests and their natural enemies) and its environment.  This paper attempts to review some of the in...

HOST RESISTANCE TO THE LEAFHOPPER, AMRASCA DEVASTANS (DISTANT) IN COTTON, GOSSYPIUM SPP.
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The cotton leafhopper, Amrasca (Empoasca) devastans (Distant) is a key pest on Upland cotton in India and an upsurge of the pest has been noticed in recent years.  The nymphs and adults desap the leaves resulting in hopperburn, drying and s...

PEST MODELS FOR DECISION SUPPORT – DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Introduction                                                                Back to Table of contents In cotton crop management, there are many solutions to problems relating to insects, weeds, irrigation, fertilization, harvest, etc.  Almost every expert has a different solution.  How can we know which solution or recommendation is best?  One w...

ASSESSING POPULATION STRUCTURE IN THE COTTON BOLLWORM, HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE), USING VARIATION IN THE A+T-RICH REGION OF MITOCHONDRIAL DNA
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Helicoverpa armigera is an introduced pest that attacks a wide variety of agricultural crops in Australia, especially cotton.  Genetic variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is being examined amongst individuals from different geographical...

MANAGEMENT OF THE COTTON BOLL WEEVIL WITH ATTRACT-AND-KILL-DEVICES
By Michel Fok on Mar 13, 2017

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Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Poison baits such as molasses laced with arsenic were employed against the cotton boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman, soon after the pest entered the United States in 1893 but were never effective. The search for an effective a...