Administrative Control of PCCC
By Fiaz Ahmad on Apr 18, 2018

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The administrative control of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has been shifted from Ministry of Commerce and Textile to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The decision is taken by the Government keeping in view the suggestions made by a high level review committee. The decision is hoped to favorably impact cotton research...

Technical Assistance for C-4 Countries
By Fiaz Ahmad on Apr 18, 2018

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A total of 7 delegates from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Benin will be visiting Pakistan from April 22 to May 05, 2018. During the stay in Pakistan delegates will make exposure visits of different cotton research Institutions, textile and garment industry  and academic institutions at Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan. A full day is reserved for Pakist...

Articles related to genetics 03/18
By Michel Fok on Mar 12, 2018

Breeding & Genetic improvement Biotechnology

List provided by Ishwarappa KATAGERI katageriis@uasd.in Genetic Analysis of Gossypium Fiber Quality Traits in Reciprocal Advanced Backcross Populations Chandnani R et al. Plant Genome. 2018 Mar; 11(1). doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2017.06.0057 Corresponding author: paterson@uga.edu In mapping populations segregating for many loci, the large amou...

Cotton-innovation website
By Bruno Bachelier on Mar 12, 2018

Measurement classing Information Sustain-WestCentralAfrica PestControl-WestCentralAfrica ProdExtension-WestCentralAfrica Croprotection-WestCentralAfrica Environment

Cotton-innovation website: A site dedicated to cotton innovations for West and Central Africa, an English version of this website is now available Factsheets are available on innovations in the cotton supply chains, sustainability indicators for cotton farming systems (related to the SEEP report), economic information, etc. Enjoy your visit....

Articles related to genetics & breeding 03/18
By Michel Fok on Mar 6, 2018

Breeding & Genetic improvement Biotechnology

List provived by Ahmed Elkomy elkomy_a@yahoo.com QTL mapping for some important drought tolerant traits in upland cotton M. A. Saleem et al. The Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 2015, 25(2): 502-509. Corresponding author: asifsaleempbg@gmail.com Drought stress is a major factor limiting crop production. Genetic improvement is possibl...

Articles related to crop protection - 03/18
By Michel Fok on Mar 6, 2018

Crop Protection

List provided by Sandhya Kranthi: sandhya.kranthi@gmail.com Endogenous Ethylene Concentration Is Not a Major Determinant of Fruit Abscission in Heat-Stressed Cotton (Gossypium hirsutumL.) Najeb, Sarvar et al.  Front. Plant Sci., 21 September 2017 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01615 We investigated the role of ethylene in the response of co...

Light and simplified cultivation of cotton, an approach of global relevance?
By Michel Fok on Jan 3, 2018

Breeding & Genetic improvement Agronomy & physiology Agro-physio-Asia Breeding-Asia

A paper recently published about China In a recent visit to Shadong Cotton Research Institute, I was introduced to the approach of carrying out new cultivation techniques destined to adapt to the current context of labor scarcity and high production costs for cotton production in China. This approach is being elaborated in a recent paper by the re...

ICRA Promotional Material
By Zahid Khan on Oct 18, 2017

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ICRA Promotional Material

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

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

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

Environment

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

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

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

Crop Protection WCRC Croprotection-australia WCRC1

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

Crop Protection WCRC Croprotection-Asia WCRC1

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

Crop Protection WCRC Croprotection-NorthAmerica WCRC1

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

Crop Protection WCRC Croprotection-NorthAmerica WCRC1

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

Crop Protection WCRC Croprotection-australia WCRC1

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...