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Harvesting to Optimize Fiber Quality

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1009229.(doi:10.13031/2013.31940)
Authors:   J D Wanjura, M S Kelley, R K Boman, G A Holt
Keywords:   Cotton, Harvesting, Fiber Quality, Timing

Production conditions typical to the Texas High Plains region can produce cotton crops with high short fiber and nep content, both of which have a detrimental impact on ring spinning performance. Since Texas now produces over 50% of the US cotton crop annually, it is critical that production and processing research focuses on finding ways to maximize fiber quality in order to improve the competitiveness of US cotton on the world market. The objectives of this work are to:

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