COTTON WEBINAR 5th EDITION 3 February 2021

COTTON WEBINAR 5th Edition, 8.00 to 10.00 AM (Eastern Time) 3 February 2021

Prof. Jonathan F. Wendel: Topic: Genes, Jeans, and Genomes; what we now know about the Evolution of Gossypium and the Origin of the Polyploids

Dr. Edward (Ed) M. Barnes: Topic: Increasing Automation & Robotic Applications in Cotton


COTTON WEBINARS 6 January 2021

WCRC-7 Monthly Plenary Lecture Series
Time & Date: 8.00 to 10.00 AM (Eastern time, Washington DC) 6 Jan 2021
Prof. Hezhong Dong

Director and Senior Principal Scientist, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

8.00 to 9.00 AM (Eastern Time)
Prof. Keerti Rathore, 

Professor, Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, Texas A & M University

9.00 to 10.00 AM (Eastern Time)

COTTON WEBINARS 2 December 2020

WCRC-7 Monthly Plenary Lecture Series
Time & Date: 8.00 AM (Eastern time, Washington DC) 7 October 2020
Prof. Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Laureate 2020. Professor of Soil Science Ohio State University, USA
Prof. Bruce Tabashnik, Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award 2020, Entomological Society of America Regents Professor, University of Arizona



WCRC-7 WEBINAR on ‘Cotton and Climate Change’ 4 November 2020

WCRC-7 Plenary Lecture Series

The ICAC and ICRA are delighted to announce the second COTTON WEBINAR to be held at 7.30 to 9.30 AM (Eastern Time, Washington DC) on 4 November 2020. The webinar lectures will feature two presentations (30 min) each day by eminent globally renowned experts followed by a Q& A session. The lectures will be translated simultaneously into French and Spanish. Zoom-Pro has a provision for language preference options which are easy to access. 
Time & Date: 7.30 to 9.30 AM (Eastern time, Washington DC) 4 November 2020

Dr. K. Raja ReddyProfessor, Environmental Plant Physiology, Mississippi State University, USA
Topic: Clime Change -Physiological implications and Challenges

Dr. Michael Bange, Former Chief Scientist, CSIRO Australia
Topic: Climate Change -Management Implications and Challenges

Please find the first flyer of the event attached herewith
Link to join the meeting, ID and password are provided below
Best Regards
Keshav Kranthi

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 841 4012 6878
Passcode: 819742

Seventh ‘Asian Cotton Research and Development Network’ Meeting, 15-17 Sept 2017, Nagpur India.

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 main theme of the meeting was PRODUCING QUALITY FIBRE & DOUBLING COTTON FARMERS INCOME. Cotton researchers from public and the private sector participated. Dr. C. D. Mayee, President, Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, was the chairman, of the organizing Committee. The meeting elected Dr. Prashant G. Patil as Chairman of the Network until the next meeting. Eminent cotton experts i.e., Dr. Timorthy Dennehy, Dr Judith Brown, Dr Albert Santos from US; Dr Derek Russell from Australia, Dr Negm from Egypt and several senior research leaders from India and Bangladesh attended the meeting. The proceedings, recommendations, presentations and abstracts of the meeting can be accessed here.

DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017

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. The purposes of DNFI are to advance the interests of all natural fibre industries and to encourage increased use of natural fibres in the world economy. DNFI is a voluntary association of individuals and organizations with interests in promoting natural fibres through collaboration, consultation and cooperation. The Organization ( works to further the interests of natural fibres by serving as a platform for information exchange, by providing statistics on fibre production and use, and by working to raise awareness of the benefits of natural fibre industries to the world economy, environment and consumers.

The DNFI Annual Innovation in Natural Fibres award will recognize innovation in the development of products and processes using natural fibres and research involving natural fibres. Candidates for a DNFI Innovation Award are requested to send the appropriate submission form to DNFI, e-mail:

Awards will be judged in three categories: Innovative products/components or applications, Innovative processes/procedures and Research and science.

The Evaluation criteria are Outstanding scientific work and technical feasibility, the Level of improvement or effectiveness of the innovation over existing products or processes, the Degree to which the innovative product or process has been implemented, and Potential for opening new outlets, markets or sectors for products made of natural fibres.

Deadlines: the Closing date for applications is 28 July 2017. Short-listed competitors will be notified by 1 September 2017. Worldwide voting will be conducted during September 2017, and Winners announced 6 October 2017.

Winners will be recognized by press release and announcement at the Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee October 2017, the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC, December 2017, and the International Wool Textile Organization Congress May 2018.

Application and Submission forms are available on the DNFI web site. End