Cotton Structure and Quality Research Unit
The objectives of the Cotton Structure and Quality (CSQ) Research Unit are to develop and improve the methods for assessing quality and structural attributes of cotton fiber through all stages of production and processing.
CSQ has two primary CRIS units—NEW and IMPROVED ASSESSMENTS of COTTON QUALITY and INFLUENCE of STRUCTURE and MOISTURE on COTTON FIBER PROPERTIES.
Specific research areas include improved understanding of the cotton fiber structural components such as primary wall composition and structure; more complete understanding of the relationship of water to cotton and its impact on fiber processing characteristics; determination of the ability to measure and the desirability of measuring key cotton fiber-yarn-fabric properties; demonstration of the value of adding new quality measurements to better predict cotton processing efficiency and product quality; and development of new quality assessment tools for cotton breeders.
Every physical performance characteristic has a fundamental basis. Every alteration in physical performance corresponds to a change in the molecular organization of the fiber. Having both projects in one unit is synergistic and acts as a strong multiplier for results that provide impacts and benefits to the cotton industry.
Dr. James E. Rodgers III
Phone: (504) 286-4407 ext. 407
Fax: (504) 286-4217
1100 ROBERT E LEE BLVD
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70124