World Cotton Research Conference, WCRC–3

09 March 2003 - 13 March 2003 , Cape Town, South Africa

"Cotton Production for the New Millennium"


Organising Committee


Dr Terry P Townsend (Chairman), Executive Director, International Cotton Advisory Committee
Dr Jean-Philippe Deguine, Deputy Director, CIRAD-CA, France Peter Griffee, Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO, Italy
Dr Francisco Davila-Ricciardi, President, CONALGODON, Columbia
Dr Andrew Jordan, Technical Director, National Cotton Council of America, USA
Dr Joe CB Kablssa, General Manager, Tanzanian Cotton Lint and Seed Board, Tanzania
Dr Abdusattor Abdukarimov, Director General, Institute of Genetics & Plant Exp. Biology, Uzbekistan
Mr Ralph Schulze (Chairman WCRC-1), Executive Director, Cotton Research & Development, Corporation, Australia
Dr Kiratso Kosmldou-Dlmltropoulou (Chairman WCRC-2), Director, Hellenic Cotton Board, Greece
Dr Deon Joubert (Chairman WCRC-3), Director, ARC Institute for Industrial Crops, South Africa


Dr Deon Joubert, Director ARC Institute for Industrial Crops (Chairman)
Ms Jeannie van Biljon, Snr Researcher, ARC Institute for Industrial Crops (Secretary)
Mr Hennie Bruwer, CEO Cotton SA
Mr Hein Schroder, Quality Control Cotton SA
Mr Chris Nolte, Clark Cotton

Scientific Committee

Prof Lawrence Hunter, Divisional Fellow and Leader: Scientific and Technical Excellence, Division of Manufacturing and Materials Technology of the CSIR and Professor Extraordinary and Head of the post-graduate Department of Textile Science, University of Port Elizabeth
Prof Sakkie Pretorius, Professor and chairperson - Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State
Ms Annette Swanepoel, Senior researcher - ARC-Institute for Industrial Crops
Dr Martie Botha, Senior researcher - ARC-Institute for Industrial Crops
Dr Frans Weitz, Plant systematist - Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of Western Cape
Dr Deon Joubert, Director - ARC-Institute for Industrial Crops
Dr Chris Steenkamp, Consultant
Dr Sarel Broodryk, IPM Advisor
Prof Maryke Labuschagne, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State
Dr Graham Thompson, Assistant Director, ARC-Vegetable and Ornamental Plants Institute
Mr Jean-Luc Hofs, Researcher - Department of Plant Production and Soil Science, University of Pretoria
Prof Charles Reinhardt, Professor and Head of the Department - Plant Production and Soil Science, University of Pretoria



1.1 General

1.2 Disease resistance

1.3 Molecular markers

1.4 Transgenics

2.1 General

2.2 Cultivation practices

2.3 Nutrition

      • Performance of different genotypes of cotton under increased irrigation interval
        Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam, Lal Hussain Akhtar and Ghulam Hussain
      • Effect of fertilizer form on cotton production under the alkaline clayey soil of Sudan Gezira
        Naiem A. Ali, M.M. Omer, A.A.M. Elhassan and A.M. Ali
      • Leaf nutrient concentrations in cotton cultivars grown on slightly sodic soils
        I.J. Rochester and G.A. Constable
      • Integrated nutrient management practices for sustainable production in cotton based cropping systems under assured rainfall conditions
        H.L. Halemani, S.S. Hallikeri And M.B. Antaravalli
      • Effect of nitrogen and growth regulator applications on seed cotton (G. hirsutum L.) yield under ecological conditions of the Harran Plain in the GAP region
        O. Gencer1 and M. Anlagan (Tas)
      • Influence of salinity on cotton nitrogen status
        John Gorham, Yusuf Shafi and Javed Memon
      • Effects of soil and foliar potassium status and water deficit on cotton physiology and yield
        D.L. Coker and D.M. Oosterhuis
      • Highlights of research on foliar fertilization of cotton in Arkansas
        Derrick M. Oosterhuis
      • The effect of low irrigation and fertigation on cotton production under Greek conditions
        M.P. Polychronides and S. Galanopoulou-Sendouca
      • Effect of nitrogen and fruiting position on fiber properties, boll retention and yield components of cotton
        R. De M. Vieira, A A. De Medeiros, J.R.A De Amorime, F. Das and C.E. Da Fonseca

2.4 Drought tolerance

      • Screening of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) for tolerance to early season drought
        K.O. Oluwasemire, S.O. Alabi, S.O.Olaofe
      • Improving cotton productivity in arid-region agriculture
        Y. Saranga, A. Cohen, I. Flash, C.X. Jiang, M. Menz, R.J. Wright, D. Yakir and A.H. Paterson
      • Drought tolerant cotton genotypes might work with the present water crisis in Sindh, Pakistan
        Abdul Razaque Soomro, Rehana Anjum and Saira Bano
      • In vitro screening for salinity resistance in cotton (G. hirsutum)
        H.M. Vamadevaiah, I.S. Katageri, B.M. Khadi, Shobha Immadi, Anita B. and M. Manjula