Cost of production of raw cotton declined in 2015/16
By M. Rafiq Chaudhry on Jan 5, 2017

Uncategorized

The International Cotton Advisory Committee undertakes a study on cost of production of raw cotton every three years. The last report published in October 2016 based on the data for 2015/16 showed that the net cost of production declined by 23% to US$1.16 per kg of lint produced. The decline is due to the lower cost of inputs and higher income from...

Cotton as illustration of women's capability
By Michel Fok on Oct 28, 2016

Uncategorized Economics and policy Production Extension Social issues Sustainability Sustain-global Social-Issues-EastSouthAfrica Social-Issues-WestCentralAfrica Social-Issues-asia Social-Issues-LatinAmerica ProdExtension-global Eco&Policy-global

Topical issue of women's performance in agriculture Given the phenomenon of the feminization of agriculture in many countries, particularly where the economic development is attracting men out of agriculture, the issue of the performance of feminized agriculture has gained topical importance. The phenomenon of feminization is even observed with so...

Learning from others: which additional activities to cope with?
By Michel Fok on Sep 6, 2016

ICRA About ICRA

Which activities ICRA is offering now? Since the launch of the new version of our wbesite, activities and benefits that members can enjoy are: ♦ information from posts submitted by members ♦ information on cotton-research related events ♦ information on demands and offers of research collaboration, including job vacancies ♦ advanced tool to in...

Reply in GossyForum: Clearer when specified
By Michel Fok on Aug 8, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

Reply: a way of participating to a discussion launched You can participate to discussion by launching it, as already indicated in a former post, or to react to a discussion launched by another. You react by "Reply" Two modalities to Reply You can reply in general to the discussion, not referring to a specific contribution of the forum member, in...

Website not optimized for all browsers
By Michel Fok on Aug 8, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

Our Website is optimized for Google Chrome Websites are seldom optimized for all browsers. ICRA website has been optimized for Google Chrome. With Mozilla Firefox, I have not seen any trouble. It works also pretty good with Explorer but not for version 10 or before. If you are using Explorer, you have to update to version posterior to version...

Our website works well in China
By Michel Fok on Aug 1, 2016

ICRA Information Website feedbacks

A post from China This is to inform you that I am now in China, more precisely in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, North-West of China. It has been the main cotton region for a while and it's going to be furthermore the case because of the cotton decline in the traditional provinces of cotton production. I am here to provide some aware...

A few words about Gossypedia
By Michel Fok on Aug 1, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

A little less blank I talked about the vertigo of empty pages when introducing very briefly the wiki function of our new website, I realize that it was really totally empty because I have not created anything inside. As such, you could not figure out how our Gossypedia will appear. Virtual things are created now I have created two virtual books,...

Tags are helpful
By Michel Fok on Jul 31, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

Tags already existed In the former version, the reference of posts by selecting tags was already in place. More precisely, there were categories of tags and it was possible to add sub-categories to a particular category. For example, within the category of ICRA, we could have sub-categories  like "about" (= about ICRA as an active association) and...

Gossypedia, vertigo of empty pages?
By Michel Fok on Jul 29, 2016

ICRA Icra-Gossypedia Website feedbacks

A Wiki function is added to our website To see what is inside, just click on the related function at the panel in the left. As nothing has started, what you'll see is almost blank. At this stage, note that the tool used only enables three headings (book, chapter, page), but we can have as many books as desired. This technical limitation implies...

Member's profile: content is more progressive and enriched
By Michel Fok on Jul 29, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

Little is asked at registration Only very basic information is asked at registration. Once registered, any member can provide much more information about him/her, as we expect. Above all, any member has the possibility to inform about his research projects and publications. Information on research projects For each research project, only a handf...

Forum discussion without moderation
By Michel Fok on Jul 29, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

Two ways of having forum discussion launched One is to write a post which becomes a discussion in Forum. This procedure is effective once the written post is reviewed and published. This is the topic of a recent post by myself Another is to create a discussion directly This is indicated in a discussion launched by Fokmary

Post edition remains moderated
By Michel Fok on Jul 29, 2016

Uncategorized ICRA Website feedbacks

Every ICRA member can write a post Writing a post has become easier than in the former version. It suffices to click on "WordPress content" at the panel in the left. This will lead you to the dashboard with limited functions. Identtify and click on "add New" Text formating is more elaborated For all of you who are familiar with Word or alike, yo...

Subject of a post becomes a topic for forum
By Michel Fok on Jul 28, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

Writing Post is easy although moderation is maintained How it worked in the former version Only registered members can write posts, this is quite normal. However, it was necessary to pass through a dashboard that might appear obscurous to many. How it works now Just click on WorkPress content, then click on "Add New", then write. Any post ha...

First survey: Results
By Michel Fok on Jun 22, 2016

ICRA About ICRA

Short note on the results of the ICRA’s first survey Out of 571 registered members, 142 have responded to the first survey which lasted from May 31 to June 10. Detailed results are presented in the file “survey_illu.pdf” attached to this post. Information obtained is as follows: - Our current website remains visited not very frequently - A f...

Documents for 2016 Election
By Michel Fok on Mar 14, 2016

ICRA-EC

Please see attachments The overview provides information about the renewal of the Executive Committee The application fulfilled by applicants are to be sent to Greg.Constable@csiro.au and/or  gregconau@gmail.com

Dictionary of Cotton
on Jan 21, 2016

ICRA Weed control Disease control Crop Protection Production Extension ICRA-EC Social issues Post Harvest

A joint publication of ICRA and the ICAC Thirty-three researchers described over 2,000 terms used in cotton production, consumption and trade. Order your copy from the ICAC at publications@icac.org . Price is US$50 (including mailing) You can order online.

Job Opportunity Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Plant Breeding (Emphasis on Cotton and Small Grains)
on Nov 3, 2015

Breeding & Genetic improvement Agronomy & physiology

The Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas seeks candidates for an assistant/associate professor position in plant breeding with an emphasis on cotton, sorghum, and millet. This will be a 9-month, tenure-track position. Candidates are expected to establish an outstanding teaching and grant-supported research pr...

ICRA Sponsorship for WCRC-6 in Brazil
on Oct 19, 2015

Crop Protection

The World Cotton Research Conference-6 will be held in Goiania, Brazil from May 2-6, 2016. ICRA is sponsoring 36 researchers from various countries to attend the WCRC-6 with US$40,000. Sponsorship was open to researchers from around the world. The last date to apply was November 15, 2015. Four types of sponsorships were available. Air ticket...

New ICGI co-chairs have been elected
on Apr 23, 2015

ICRA Breeding & Genetic improvement Biotechnology Network coordination

International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI) has completed 2015 election process, and as a result, six new co-chairs for overall chairing and ICGI work groups have been elected for 2017-2019 terms: ICGI Overall – Dr. John Yu (USA) Breeding and Applied Genomics – Dr. Jodi Scheffler (USA) Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics – Dr. Ibrokhim Abdur...

Cotton Research enters to a period of “golden” opportunities
on Apr 23, 2015

ICRA Breeding & Genetic improvement Disease control Crop Protection Economics and policy Agronomy & physiology Production Extension Biotechnology Climate change Network coordination Social issues Sustainability

With the recent completion of draft sequencing of diploid cotton Gossypium raimondii and G. arboreum genomes published in Nature Genetics, and the first "gold-standard" version of G. raimondii genome published in Nature, cotton research community enjoyed the pick of many seminal research results that have provided a glorious opportunity to study or...