After an absence of many years, several occurrences of seeding diseases have been observed in South Africa. During prelimanary investigations it came to light that low soil and air temperatures during planting might have been part of the problem.
The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is inviting applications for the “ICAC Cotton
Researcher of the Year 2013.” The closing date for receipt of applications is March 31, 2013. All
information about the program is available at http://icac.org/technical-information/researcher-of-
Applications should only be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of six judges handles the evaluation process. The judges are anonymous to the ICAC and
change every two years. Applications go directly to the panel of judges. Researchers from
universities and public sector research organizations are eligible to apply.
The ICAC awards the winner with a shield, an honorarium of US$1,000.00, a certificate, and the
title “ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year.” The winner will be invited to make a special
presentation at the 72nd Plenary Meeting of the ICAC to be held in Cartagena, Colombia from
September 29 to October 4, 2013.