Dr. McCarthy works for Agriculture Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Mississippi State University, Mississippii, USA. Dr. McCarty?s research area is Agronomy/Breeding with emphasis in expanding cotton?s genetic diversity, conversion of photoperiodic primitive races of cotton to day-neutrality, germplasm enhancement for improved fiber quality, and breeding for nematode resistance.
Dr. McCarty has presented his research at numerous national and International Forums. He has published 163 peer reviewed manuscripts and 102 non-peer reviewed papers. He has counseled numerous undergraduate/graduate students, and is always willing to spend time mentoring younger scientists. Dr. McCarty?s innovative research developed over 500 germplasm lines. He co-developed plant mapping technology that shows the relative contribution of each fruiting site to final cotton lint yield. Dr. McCarty attended the world cotton research conferences in 1998, 2003, 2007 and 2016.