Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2003
Publication Date: June 15, 2003
Citation: Montalvo Jr, J.G., Von Hoven, T.M. 2003. Improved FMT precision with new sample insertion technique. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1961-1966. Technical Abstract: In order to generate the most meaningful data, the Fineness and Maturity Tester (FMT) must be as precise as possible. A new device has been developed to insert the sample into the chamber of the FMT that has resulted in improved precision. Advantages to the new insertion device include the ability to reuse a sample, which can result in less cotton used. The amount of cotton used can also be reduced with greater precision by requiring a smaller number of replications needed to arrive at statistically meaningful data.