6th Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network - Papers Presented at the Meeting

Session 1  Inaugural Ceremony

Mr. Md. Abdul Latif, Executive Director, Cotton Development Board, Bangladesh

Dr. Abid Mahmood, Chairman, Asian Cotton Research and Development Network, Pakistan

Mr. Abdul Rehman, CABI

Cotton: Where do we stand
Dr. M. Rafiq Chaudhry, International Cotton Advisory Committee

Mr. Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council

Keynote paper by
Dr. Md. Farid Uddin, Additional Director, Cotton Development Board, Bangladesh

Dr. S. M. Nazmul Islam, Secretary of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of Bangladesh

Address by the Chief Guest on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh
Hon. Minister Matia Chowdhury, Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Bangladesh
10:30  Tea/coffee break
 
Session 2       Cotton Management for Higher Productivity

Status of cotton leaf curl virus in India
Dr. Dilip Monga, Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Sirsa, India

Effect of poultry manure and inorganic fertilizer on the productivity of cotton in Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Kamrul Islam, Cotton Research Farm, Gazipur, Cotton Development Board, Bangladesh

Weed management in cotton
Dr. Dil Baugh Muhammad, Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, Pakistan

Session 3      Biotech Cotton and new developments
 
Experiences with biotech cotton in India
Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi, Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India

Dimensions and challenges of altered insect pest scenario under the influence of Bt cottons
Dr. Shashikant Udikeri, Associate Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India

Pink bollworm scenario in different cotton growing areas of Sindh
Mr. Shahnawaz Khuhro, Scientific Officer, Central Cotton Research Institute, Sakrand, Pakistan

Effectiveness of selection based on molecular markers to create varieties of cotton species G. hirsutum L.
Dr. Kim Robert Grigorevich, Head of Laboratory, Cotton Breeding, Seed Production and Agrotechnologies Research Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

16:00  Session 4      Agronomic Improvements

Preparing seed for planting
Mr. Yuan Guobao and Mr. Wang Qiang, Hebei Seed, China

Revising conventional breeding approaches for changing needs of cotton
Dr. Shreekant Somanagouda Patil, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India

Effect of NPKS on seed cotton yield of the variety CB-12
Md. Khalequzzaman, Scientific Officer, Cotton Research farm, Gazipur, Bangladesh
 
Session 5         Cotton quality and its proper utilization

Development of cotton mutant lines tolerant to Verticillium dahlia Kleb and soil drought
Dr. Bakhtiyor Abdurashidovich Khalmanov, Head, Lab. Cotton Fibre Technology, Cotton Breeding, Seed Production and Agrotechnologies Research Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Knit wear Production in Bangladesh
Mr. Liton Chandra Sarker, Asst. Secretary Research and Development, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturing Association (BKMEA), Bangladesh

New trends in cotton ginning and cotton seed processing
Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sharma, President, Bajaj Steel Industries Ltd., Nagpur, India

Recent Advances in Cotton Ginning Technology in India
Dr. Prashantkumar Gulabrao Patil, Director (Acting), Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, India

Egyptian cotton heritage
Dr. Mohamed El-sayed Negm, Professor of Cotton Technology, Cotton Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

Session 6      Panel discussion - Breeding

Panelists:
Dr. Dharminder Pathak, Plant Breeder, Punjab Agri., University, India
Dr. Loknathan Ramasami Tharuval, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India 

Session 7      Panel discussion
 
Impact of Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies in Cotton Ecosystems in North India
Dr. Rishi Kumar, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Entomology), Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Sirsa, India

Panelists:
A confirmation tool for nutritional disorders in cotton
Dr. Arkalgud Hiriyannaia Prakash, Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, India

Cotton Research and Development Work in Liaonging Provice of China
Dr. Wang Zisheng, Vice President, Cash Crops Research Institute, LIaoning Agricultural Academy, China


Session 8      Cotton from spinning to garments with emphasis on Bangladesh industry

Asia's Intra-Regional Cotton and Textile Trade, Strategic Imperatives
Dr. Muhammad Ali Talpur, Director Economic Research, Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Karachi, Pakistan

Session 9      New technologies
 
Performance of cotton under Agroforestry system
Dr. Gazi Golam Mortuza, Cotton Development Board, Bangladesh

Novel hydroponic design for screening cotton genotypes for salinity tolerance
Ms. Hina Malhotra, Ph.D. Scholar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Effects of harvesting methods on fiber quality in some cotton varieties under conditions of Cukurova Region of Turkey
Dr. Efe Lale, Field Crops Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Kahramanmaras Sutcum Imam University,Turkey

Session 10       Country Developments
 
Cotton's road map of Iran
Dr. Ghorban Ali Roushani, Director, Cotton Research Institute, Iran

Organic Market Development: Case of Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Ms. Shakhnoza Abdimalikzhanovna Kurbanalieva, Advisor, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Organic Cotton Production and Trade Promotion, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Mobile phone based cotton extension - Evidences from e-Kapas network
Dr. Usha Rani, Senior Scientist (Agriculture Extension), Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, India

Effect of planting pattern on the productivity of cotton Mungbean intercropping system
Dr. Md. Fakhre Alam Ibne Tabib, Deputy Director, Cotton Development Board, Bangladesh

TakFa 86-5: Green staple cotton cultivar                       
Dr. Sebunruang Parinya, Nakhon Sawan Field Crops Research Center, TakFa, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand

Session11            Genetic Diversity
 
Genetic diversity and utilization of the wild cotton germplasm
Dr. Vinita Gotmare, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India

Interspecific hybridization In cotton (G. hirsutum) for developing CLCuV tolerant varieties         
Mr. Zahid Iqbal Anjum, Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, Pakistan

Gene discovery for improvement of fiber strength in cotton
Dr. Keelara Puttaswamy Raghavendra, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India
 
Session 12           Concluding Session

Implementation Intiatives

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