Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: New and Improved Assessments of Cotton Quality

Location: Cotton Structure and Quality Research

Title: Impacts of laboratory ginning method on cotton fiber micronaire measurements

Authors
item Rodgers, James
item Fortier, Chanel
item Cui, Xiaoliang
item Delhom, Christopher

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 18, 2011
Publication Date: April 25, 2011
Citation: Rodgers III, J.E., Fortier, C.A., Cui, X., Delhom, C.D. 2011. Impacts of laboratory ginning method on cotton fiber micronaire measurements. Proceedings of the 2011 National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-7, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p.1267-1271.

Interpretive Summary: Recent evaluations have demonstrated the feasibility of measuring micronaire in remote locations (e.g., in or near the cotton field) using portable Near Infrared (NIR) analyzers. However, several different laboratory ginning methods are available to gin the seed cotton, including hand ginning, roller ginning, and saw ginning. Concerns were expressed as to the influence on micronaire results due to the different laboratory ginning methods. Seed cottons from three varieties were ginned by each laboratory ginning method, and their HVI, Fibronaire, and NIR micronaire and lint yield results were compared. The impacts of laboratory ginning method on both physical methods for measuring micronaire (HVI, Fibronaire) and the NIR measurement of micronaire were determined. Good lint yield and micronaire agreement were observed between the different gin methods.

Technical Abstract: Recent evaluations have demonstrated the feasibility of measuring micronaire in remote locations (e.g., in or near the cotton field) using portable Near Infrared (NIR) analyzers. However, several different laboratory ginning methods are available to gin the seed cotton, including hand ginning, roller ginning, and saw ginning. Concerns were expressed as to the influence on micronaire results due to the different laboratory ginning methods. Seed cottons from 3 varieties were ginned by each laboratory ginning method, and their HVI, Fibronaire, and NIR micronaire results were compared. Good NIR spectral agreement was observed between the three ginning methods. The impacts of laboratory ginning method on both physical methods for measuring micronaire (HVI, Fibronaire) and the NIR measurement of micronaire were determined.

Last Modified: 10/30/2014
Footer Content Back to Top of Page