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Cotton researchers focus primarily on improving fiber quality, broadening the genetic base, and increasing yield. Additional emphasis is placed on components (such as gossypol, short fibers, neps and oil) and their potential uses.
On the left, plot planting in the spring with research staff riding the planter; in the center, young plants are observed by scientist; and on the right, contrast between non-and defoliated cotton plants before harvest.
The Crop Genetics Research is located in Stoneville, MS and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Research Leader is Salliana Stetina.
Crop Genetics Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road, P O Box 345
Stoneville, MS 38776