Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / ICAC names Dr Constable as '2015 Researcher of the Year'
ICAC names Dr Constable as '2015 Researcher of the Year'
09
Dec '15
Renowned cotton scientist Dr. Greg Constable has been named '2015 Researcher of the Year' by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).

According to an ICAC press release, the announcement was made during ICAC's 74th Plenary Meeting and recognised Dr. Constable for the advancements he's made in cotton breeding and crop management systems.

“His knowledge of cotton physiology has been instrumental in the development of many new cotton varieties, several of which are used extensively in cotton-producing countries around the world,” ICAC added.

Dr. Constable has spent much of his 46-year career working for The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), one of Australia's primary scientific research organisations.

During this period he has been the inaugural chair of the first World Cotton Research Conference, which was held in Brisbane in 1994.

He was the first and is also the current chairman of the International Cotton Researchers Association, and is the key organiser of the first meeting of cotton breeders and molecular biologists in Australia.

“Australia's cotton industry sets the world's gold standard for yields, which are three times higher than the global average,” ICAC informed.

“Around the world, scientists have made great strides in reducing cotton's environmental footprint, which has been cut in half over the last 20 years or so," Dr. Constable said.

“I believe that reductions in the usage of pesticides, combined with gains in water use efficiency, have brought us to the point where cotton has a smaller impact on the environment than synthetic fibres," he too added. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search