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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Effects of Location on Distributions of Fiber Quality

Authors
item Thibodeaux, Devron
item Montalvo, Joseph
item Davidonis, Gayle

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2003
Publication Date: June 15, 2003
Citation: Thibodeaux, D.P., Montalvo Jr, J.G. 2003. Effects of location on distributions of fiber quality. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD ROM. P. 2580-2588.

Technical Abstract: Two varieties of Fibermax, FM 832 AND FM 966, were grown in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas during the 2000 season as part of a study of the utility of different fiber property measurements in determining suitability for spinning. The emphasis of this part of study was on how the average values of fiber fineness and maturity as well as their distributions varied with growing location. Instrumentation utilized here to measure average micronaire, fineness, and maturity included the HVI, AFIS, and Micromat F/MT. Image analysis of microscopic fiber cross-sections was utilized to determine the distributions of fiber wall area, perimeter, and degree of thickening (q). Ranges of some of the average fiber properties measured in the study included Micronaire values between 2.9 and 4.5, perimeter values between 48 and 55 microns, wall area between 90 and 140 square microns and theta values between 0.45 and 0.60.

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