Integrated Crop Management Practices in Cotton under Greek Conditions
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT During the last two years (1996-1997), trials were conducted in different locations in Greece to establish an integrated crop management approach over some of the main varieties, mainly through growth regulation. An intensive use of the plant mapping to establish plant parameters (plant height, number of nodes above white flower on positi...

Developing Integrated Weed Management Systems for Cotton
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT The Australian cotton industry is responding to increased pressure to reduce reliance on pesticides. An important part of this program is the examination of weed control and herbicide use patterns. Attention is now being given to the significant amounts of herbicide being applied in cotton rotations and possibilities for herbicide reducti...

Conservation Tillage for Cotton Growing
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT The systems of consumption, production and trade, speciality after the Second World War, have deteriorated as consequence of degradation of the environment and natural resources. During the last year as an answer to this situation, Conalgodón has been working around the conservation tillage to increase and protect the soil, considering it...

The Effect of Irrigation and Fertilization on Cotton Growth and Development under Greek Conditions
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT The effect of two irrigation levels and two N-fertilization practices on the growth and productivity of two Greek cotton varieties (e.g. Zeta-2, Korina) was investigated in a field experiment carried out in central Greece, in 1997. The irrigation levels are 320 mm/yr (I2) which is normal for the study area, and an amount by 20% lower, viz...

The Influence of Tillage on Weed Density, Cotton Growth and Yield
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT A field experiment was conducted at Larissa, Greece, during 1996, on a clay soil (1% OM), to investigate the effect of three tillage systems (conventional, strip and minimum tillage) on weed emergence, cotton growth and weed-cotton competition. Mouldboard ploughing, followed by chisel ploughing and a single pass with a flexi-tine cultivat...

Soil Tillage Effect in Cotton Crop
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT An experiment to study the impact of five methods of tillage on soil physical aspects and cotton growth was established in Thessaly Greece in 1996 in order to reduce inputs in the cotton crop. The methods included conventional tillage with ploughing at 25cm, reduced tillage with heavy cultivator at 20 cm, reduced with rotary cultivator at...

Effects of Previous Cultivation of Sugarbeet on the Subsequent Cultivation of Cotton
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT The effect of previous cultivation of sugarbeet, legume, cotton and corn on the subsequent crops of cotton and corn was studied in a two - year rotation cycle at two Greek locations in 1994 and 1995. This paper only discusses the two cultivation systems, 1) sugarbeet - cotton and 2) cotton - cotton. The effect of sugarbeet in cotton culti...

Performance of Two Stripper Cotton Cultivars Planted at Three Ultra-narrow Row Spacings
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT Ultra-narrow cotton creates new possibilities for shortening the growing season of cotton thus decreasing costs of production inputs, but the optimum row spacing for ultra-narrow planting is still under investigation. The experiment was conducted at the Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Centre in Uvalde, Texas,...

Contents Of The WCRC 2
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Aug 3, 2018

WCRC WCRC2 Agronomy

Cultural Practices Long-term Cotton Based Crop Rotation Experimentation Application of Soil Monitoring, Benchmarking and Crop Simulation Mechanized Picking of Cotton Cultivated in Narrow Rows in Greece Physiological Effects on Cotton Plant Sown under Plastic Mulch Review of the Most Important Weather Parameters and their Impact on Cott...

Sudac-K, A Cultivar for Narrow Row Cultivation in the Sudan Gezira
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT At the Gezira Research Station, Wad Medani, Sudan, a field study was initiated in 1996 to determine the response of morphologically contrasting upland cotton cultivars to different row widths and within-row spacing. Sudac-K is a newly synthesized okra-leaf type, resistant to whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn.) and is claimed to produce less s...

Weeding Initiation Time and Frequency: Their Effect on Performance and the Economics of Weed Control in Cotton
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT Experiments were conducted at Serere Agricultural and Animal Production Research Institute (SAARI) in 1996 and 1997 to determine the time of initiation and number of cultivations to optimise returns and the cost of weed control. Weeding was started either early (30 days after planting, (dap)) or late (45 dap). In both cases, plots were cu...

Comparative Review of the Most Important Weather Parameters and their Impact on Cotton Yield under Greek Conditions
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT Important weather parameters and their impact on cotton productivity were investigated in three main regions of Greek cotton production. Daily values of air temperature, solar radiation and precipitation for the period 1994-1997 were used, recorded on data loggers in fully automatic meteorological stations installed in the three study are...

Physiological Effects on Cotton Plant Sown under Plastic Mulch
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT The physiology of the cotton plant was studied in cotton sown under plastic. This practice is widespread among cotton growers in the Guadalquivir River Valley (SW Spain). Field experiments were conducted in 1993, 1994 and 1995 at Alcalá del Rio (Seville). In one experiment, cotton was sown on two dates in March. This is very early and is...

Mechanized Picking of Cotton Cultivated in Narrow Rows in Greece
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT The early cotton picker, adjusted to pick at 1 metre spacing, imposed this spacing on the traditional cotton cultivation system. Subsequent experimental results proved the superiority of narrower row spacing in many cases. Accordingly, in the 1980’s, many farm machinery companies in the USA started to convert existing cotton pickers to pi...

Application of Soil Monitoring, Benchmarking and Crop Simulation in Commercial Dryland Cotton Management
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT Many agronomic decisions involve risk as many of the factors involved are unknown or uncertain (e.g. rainfall). History can often serve as our best guide to the potential risks and benefits of a particular strategy. The use of crop simulation models is a powerful, and often the only, way to address such issues. Participatory research appr...

Long-term Cotton Based Crop Rotation Experimentation
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Jul 31, 2018

Agronomy & physiology WCRC WCRC2

ABSTRACT Cotton is the main cash crop of temperate regions in Punjab, Pakistan, accounting for 60% of total foreign exchange earnings and providing above 55% of total employment. Cotton-fallow-cotton and cotton-wheat-cotton are traditional rotations of the region. Introduction of maize, sunflower and soybean has necessitated the development of new...

2nd SINO-PAK International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology, 2018
By Muhammad Umar Iqbal on Jul 28, 2018

Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology

 CALL FOR PAPERS SINO-PAK International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology 26-27 November, 2018, Multan, Pakistan http://mnsuam.edu.pk/cottonconference Sino-Pak International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology 2018 organized by Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan...

Articles Related To Genetics 04/18
By Muhammad Naveed Arshad on Apr 30, 2018

Biotechnology Cotton Genome

  List provided by Ahmed Abdelmoghny elkomy_a@yahoo.com Recent insights into cotton functional genomics: progress and future perspectives Javaria Ashraf et al., Plant Biotechnology Journal (2018) 16, pp. 699–713 Corresponding author: sglzms@163.com Recent insights into cotton functional genomics: progress and future perspectives Javar...

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

Uncategorized

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...