ICAC Announces the Researcher of the Year for 2016
ICAC Announces the Researcher of the Year for 2016Date Posted: 09 May, 2016
The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) announced Dr. Jack C. McCarty, of the USA, as the winner of its Researcher of the Year Award for 2016. The announcement was made during the World Cotton Research Conference-6, which was held in Goiânia, Brazil, from May 2 to 6.
Dr. McCarty works for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is also an adjunct professor at the Mississippi State University. He is an agronomist/breeder whose research concentrates on cotton’s genetic diversity, conversion of photoperiodic races to day neutrality and germplasm enhancement for improving yield and fiber quality.
The ICAC started recognizing cotton researchers in 2009. Researchers from all areas of production research, including technology transfer, from ICAC Members are eligible to apply. The program is open for application on February 1st each year and a winner, selected by a panel of five judges with no direct link to the ICAC, is announced on May 1st.
Dr. McCarty will speak at the 75th Plenary Meeting of the ICAC, which will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan, from October 30th to November 4th, 2016.