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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Moisture and Maturity Relatonships in Cotton Fiber: Comparison of Several Cultivars Grown in Ms and GA in 2003

item Rousselle, Marie - RETIRED - SRRC
item French, Alfred

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: February 20, 2006
Publication Date: June 1, 2006
Citation: Rousselle, M.A., French, A.D. Moisture and maturity relatonships in cotton fiber: comparison of several cultivars grown in MS and GA in 2003. Proc. of the 2006 Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD-ROM. San Antonio, TX: National Cotton Council. 2006. p. 2378-2382.

Interpretive Summary: Moisture levels are very important to the performance, as well as the weight, of cotton fiber. This work documents the ability of some cottons from the year 2003 that were in the Cotton Variety Spinning Trials to hold moisture. As in 2001 and 2002, there was a slight negative correlation between Micronaire and the moisture contents. This information is of interest to scientists trying to understand how water affects different varieties of cotton.

Technical Abstract: Previously we reported on the relationship between moisture uptake by cotton fiber (as assessed by Moisture regain and water of imbibition) and maturity or micronaire of the fiber, for cultivars grown in TX, MS, and GA in 2001 and 2002. We new report on moisture properties of cultivars grown in MS and GA in 2003 as part of the 5-year area-of-growht study (Cotton Variety Spinning Trials), and the relationship of those properties to maturity or micronaire of the cottons.

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