Tags are helpful
Jul 31, 2016
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?
Jul 29, 2016
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
Jul 29, 2016
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
Jul 29, 2016
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
Jul 29, 2016
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
Jul 28, 2016
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
Jun 22, 2016
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
Mar 14, 2016
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 email@example.com
Dictionary of Cotton
Jan 21, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
Nov 3, 2015
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
Oct 19, 2015
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
Apr 23, 2015
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
Apr 23, 2015
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...
World Cotton Germplasm Resources - new book has been published
Jul 2, 2014
New open access book of Intech entitled "World Cotton Germplasm Resources" (ISBN 978-953-51-1622-6) has just been published online. Book has compiled 11 peer-reviewed chapters from several leading cotton growing countries including Australia, China, India, Pakistan, United States of America, and Uzbekistan. It provided updated information on the...
Sharing research outputs through a specific journal
Jun 9, 2014
Journal of Cotton Sciences There are many possible journals for agricultural science publications. One specific cotton publication is the Journal of Cotton Science. http://www.cotton.org/journal/index.cfm. “The multidisciplinary, refereed journal contains articles that improve our understanding of cotton science. Publications may be compilatio...
ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2014
Jun 9, 2014
The International Cotton Advisory Committee started recognizing a cotton researcher in 2009. Dr. Greg Constable of CSIRO, Australia is the winner of the ICAC Researcher of the Year - 2015 award. He is also current Chairman of the International Coton Researchers Association (ICRA). Dr. Constable is an eminent leader in the international cott...
Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide benefits cotton growth and yield
May 13, 2014
Climate change is real and will affect cotton growth and yield. Climate change is occurring because of increased greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, in the atmosphere causing global warming and related changes in various weather phenomena. Increasing CO2 levels should be beneficial to plant growth and yield because increasing ambient CO2 would enhance ph...
Novel findings and strategies for fiber biotechnology
May 8, 2014
A negative correlation between fiber quality traits and the key agronomic characteristics such as yield and maturity makes it a challenging task to improve cotton fiber quality traits using conventional breeding.The improvement of key characteristics of fiber quality is one of the major objectives of cotton biotechnology worldwide. Several key find...
Future threat to Cotton in Pakistan: Red Cotton Bug and Dusky Cotton Bug
May 3, 2014
Cotton in Pakistan is mainly damaged by number of lepidopteron caterpillars like spotted bollworms, cotton bollworms, pink bollworms, Army worms etc, and mostly cotton growers have limited expertise to manage these worms due to number of reasons like unable to recognize the entire life cycle of insects, non-existence of reliable pest scouting, limi...
HVI Guideline Updated
Apr 4, 2014
The ITMF International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ICCTM) approved updates to the Guideline for Standardized Instrument Testing of Cotton during its meeting in Bremen, Germany on March 18, 2014. The Guideline is a joint effort by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testi...