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09-592  Project Manager: E. M. Barnes

FRACTIONATION OF LINT CLEANER WASTE AND PROCESSED FIBERS FOR GINNING RESEARCH SUPPORT.

Hugh E. Horton; J. Clif Boykin USDA-ARS; Freddie M. Bourland, University of Arkansas; Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University.

Spinning efficiency and yarn quality are improved for bales with reduced trash content. Some cotton varieties have been characterized as having smoother leaves (low trichome density) and fewer bract trichomes, and it has been shown that cottons harvested from these varieties are picked with lower trash content. Cotton picked with lower trash content is easier to clean at the gin and mill. Plots from the 2010 and 2011 Mississippi Variety Trials were sampled at multiple locations for leaf and bract trichomes, machine harvested, and ginning in the microgin. Funding from this project supported trash analysis in the study. Leaf and bract trichomes were highly (positively) correlated with lint trash based on samples collected after lint cleaning and tested by HVI, AFIS, and Shirley Analyzer.

 

Project Year: 2012
 

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