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World Cotton Research Conference-4 International Organizing Committee

The objectives of the International Committee are to promote the Conference in the world and advise the

Organizing Committee on budget, structure of the conference program and decide plenary speakers.

Dr. Abdin M. Ali, Director General, The Sudan Cotton Company, Sudan

Dr. Roy Cantrell, Vice President, Agricultural Research, Cotton Incorporated, USA

Dr. Michel Deat, Policy Advisor - Sugar and Cotton, CIRAD, France

Dr. M. Dean Ethridge, Managing Director of International Textile Center

Dr. Oktay Gençer, Director, University of Çukurova Cotton Research and Application Centre, Turkey

Mr. Eric Kueneman, Chief, Crop and Grassland Service, FAO, Italy

Dr. Robson de Macedo Vieira, President, Agricultural Research Institute of Rio Grande do Norte State - EMPARN, Brazil

Mr. Ralph Schulze, Executive Director (Retd), Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Australia

Dr. Graham J. Thompson, Research and Technology Manager, ARC- Institute for Industrial Crops, South Africa

Dr. Terry P. Townsend, Executive Director, ICAC (Chairman)

World Cotton Research Conference-4 U.S. Organizing Committee

Dr. Stanley Culpepper, Extension Cotton Weed Scientist, University of Georgia

Dr. M. Dean Ethridge (Chairman), Managing Director of International Textile Center

Dr. Eric Hequet, Associate Director, International Textile Center, Texas Tech University

Mr. Ed Hughs, Supervisory Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS Ginning Lab, New Mexico

Dr. Robert Hutmacher, Cooperative Extension Specialist – Cotton, University of California, Davis

Dr. Don Jones, Associate Director of Agricultural Research, Cotton Incorporated, North Carolina

Dr. Andy Jordan, Director, Technical Services, National Cotton Council, Tennessee

Dr. Bobbie McMichael, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Unit, Texas

Dr. Derrick Oosterhuis, Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Arkansas

Dr. Mechel Paggi, Director of Center for Agribusiness, California State University, Fresno

Dr. Megha Parajulee, Associate Professor of Cotton Entomology, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and Texas Tech University

Dr. Sukumar Saha, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Mississippi State University

Dr. Robert Stipanovic, Research Chemist & Research Leader, USDA-ARS, College Station, Texas

Dr. James Supak, Associate Head, Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University

Dr. Wayne Smith, Professor and Associate Head, Soil & Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University

Special Thanks

Thanks to the following Breakout Program reviewers: Noureddine Abidi, Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov, John Adamczyk, Jr., Dick Auld, Phil Bauer, Efrem

Bechere, Rebecca Bennett, Fred Bourland, Alan Brashears, John Burke, Rick Byler, Todd Campbell, Peng Chee, Greg Constable, Tom Cothren, Steven

Crafts-Brander, Mike Davis, Peter Dotray, Axel Drieling, Carlos Fernandez, Robert Fincher, James Frelichowski, Richard Frydrych, Gary Gamble, John

Gannaway, Jeremy Green, Kelley Green, Tim Grey, Peter Goodell, Owen Gwathmey, Kater Hake, Steve Hague, Lori Hinze, Greg Holt, C. Howell, Phil Joost,

Ramesh Kantety, Charles Kennerly, Tom Kerby, Terry Kirkpatrick, Daniel Krieg, Mourad Krifa, Juan Landivar, Robert Lascano, Ed Lubbers, Jaime Malaga,

Jim Marois, Jack C. McCarty, Geoff McIntyre, Enrique Gino Medrano, Bill Meredith, John Morgans, Gerald Myers, Robert L. Nichols, Charles Overstreet,

Boyd Padgett, Bill Payne, Bill Pettigrew, Dana Porter, John Radin, Jennifer Riggs, Bruce Roberts, Forest Robinson, John Robinson, Craig Rothrock, Jodi A

Scheffler, Ken Seebold, Jr., Don Shurley, Shay Simpson, Carol Skelly, Jonathan Spencer, Alexander Stewart, Scott Stewart, Charles Suh, Peggy Thaxton,

Mauricio Ulloa, Tommy Valco, Ted Wallace, Ted Webster, Tom Wedegaertner, Randy Wells, Terry Wheeler, Jixiang Wu, Stan Wullschleger, Allen York and Jinfa Zhang.

Additional Thanks: Texas Tech University’s International Textile Center staff, Matt Baker, Brant Baugh, Craig Bednarz, Randy Boman, Jim Bordovsky,

Mark Brown, John Burns, Robby Carlson, Rafiq Chaudhary, Matt Chauncey, Monty Christian, Raviprakash Dani, Kenny Day, Michael Dolle, Robert

Duncan, Darryl Earnest, Michel Fok-Ah-Chuen, Mike Gilbert, Roger Haldenby, Kent Hance, Steelee Hogue, International Cotton Advisory Committee staff,

Chris Jackson, Mark Kelley, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Lubbock Cotton Exchange, Lubbock Economic

Development Agency, Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, Rick Rice, Brad Robb, Jackie Smith, Commissioner Todd

Staples, Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Dale Thompson, Thomas Thompson, Steve Verett, Shawn Wade, Jay Yates.