U.S. Cotton Crop Fiber Chart

Properties of the Growing Regions

View a collection of USDA American Upland cotton crop data from a specific crop season organized by USDA classing office with data totals and averages for the Far West, Southwest, Midsouth and Southeast. Explanations of programs from the EFS® System software suite and an HVI® Color Chart are also included.

 

Data from 2016-2017 Crop Season

Explanation

Classing Office Location
(Cotton Growing area classed by this office)
Number of bales classed
Average micronaire
Average staple length (32nds)
Average staple length (100s)
Average length uniformity index (%)
Average HVI® strength (grams-force/tex)
Two most frequent grades classed (%)
Two most frequent varieties planted(%)
 
  • VISALIA
    (CA, AZ, NM)
    654,819 Bales
    Micronaire  4.4  
    Length   (32's)  37.5  
    (100's) 1.17  
    LUI  81.7 %
    Strength (g/tex) 33.1  
    Grade (11&21) 54.8 %
    Grade (31) 33.1 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 6.9 %
    DP 1518 B2XF 6.7 %
  • ABILINE
    (N. Cent. TX, OK, KS)
    1,952,958 Bales
    Micronaire  4.3  
    Length   (32's)  36.2  
    (100's) 1.13  
    LUI  80.6 %
    Strength (g/tex)  29.9  
    Grade (31) 41.6 %
    Grade (41) 27.0 %
    DG 3385 B2XF 11.1 %
    DP 1522 B2XF 10.8 %
  • CORPUS CHRISTI
    (S. TX)    
    1,371,249 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.4  
    Length   (32's)  35.8  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  81.2 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.3  
    Grade (11&21) 25.9 %
    Grade (31) 20.7 %
    PHY 333 WRF  23.4 %
    FM 1830 GLT 7.2 %
  • LAMESA
    (NW. TX)    
    1,620,277 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.4  
    Length   (32's)  36.2  
    (100's) 1.13  
    LUI  80.6 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.0  
    Grade (31) 40.5 %
    Grade (11&21) 26.4 %
    FM 2011 GT 21.2 %
    DP 1219 B2RF 10.6 %
  • LUBBOCK
    (NW. TX, NM)    
    3,643,542 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.1  
    Length   (32's)  36.5  
    (100's) 1.14  
    LUI  80.8 %
    Strength (g/tex)  29.9  
    Grade (11&21) 43.0 %
    Grade (31) 39.4 %
    NG 3406 B2XFT 29.0 %
    FM 2011 GT 7.9 %
  • DUMAS
    (AR, MS)    
    991,951 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.7  
    Length   (32's)  36.3  
    (100's) 1.13  
    LUI  81.7 %
    Strength (g/tex)  31.4  
    Grade (31) 58.9 %
    Grade (11&21) 23.1 %
    DP 1522 B2XF 17.8 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 10.2 %
  • MEMPHIS
    (TN, AR, MO)    
    2,174,109 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.6  
    Length   (32's)  36.7  
    (100's) 1.15  
    LUI  82.2 %
    Strength (g/tex)  31.2  
    Grade (31) 56.6 %
    Grade (41) 34.7 %
    DP 1518 B2XF 19.7 %
    NG 3406 B2XF 17.5 %
  • RAYVILLE
    (LA, AR)    
    285,971 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.8  
    Length   (32's)  36.3  
    (100's) 1.14  
    LUI  81.5 %
    Strength (g/tex)  31.0  
    Grade (31) 55.8 %
    Grade (41) 28.0 %
    PHY 499 WRF 18.8 %
    DP 1555 B2RF 13.9 %
  • FLORENCE
    (SC, NC, VA)    
    660,675 Bales
    Micronaire  4.7  
    Length   (32's)  35.7  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  81.2 %
    Strength (g/tex)  29.9  
    Grade (41) 50.0 %
    Grade (31) 16.7 %
    DP 1538 B2XF 16.3 %
    PHY 333 WRF 14.6 %
  • MACON
    (GA, FL)    
    2,772,531 Bales
    Micronaire  4.6  
    Length   (32's)  35.9  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  81.9 %
    Strength (g/tex)  29.7  
    Grade (31) 52.2 %
    Grade (11&21) 28.7 %
    DP 1538 B2XF 19.7 %
    DP 1553 B2XF  14.8 %
  • Average Micronaire Value
  • Average Length Uniformity Index (%)
  • Average Strength (g/tex)
  • Average Staple Length (32's)
  • FAR WEST
    Total    
    (CA, AZ, NM)    
    654,819 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.4  
    Length   (32's)  37.5  
    (100's) 1.17  
    LUI  81.7 %
    Strength (g/tex)  33.1  
    Grade (11&21) 54.8 %
    Grade (31) 33.1 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 6.8 %
    DP 1518 B2XF 6.6 %
  • SOUTHWEST
    Total    
    (TX, OK, KS)    
    8,588,026 Bales
    Micronaire  4.3  
    Length   (32's)  36.3  
    (100's) 1.13  
    LUI  80.8 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.0  
    Grade (31) 37.1 %
    Grade (11&21) 32.0 %
    NG 3406 B2XF 16.8 %
    FM 2011 GT 8.4 %
  • MIDSOUTH
    Total    
    (AR, MO, TN, MS, LA)
    3,452,031 Bales
    Micronaire  4.6  
    Length   (32's)  36.6  
    (100's) 1.14  
    LUI  82.0 %
    Strength (g/tex)  31.2  
    Grade (31) 57.2 %
    Grade (41) 29.0 %
    DP 1522 B2XF 16.0 %
    DP 1518 B2XF 15.4 %
  • SOUTHEAST
    Total    
    (AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA)
    3,433,206 Bales
    Micronaire  4.7  
    Length   (32's)  35.8  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  81.7 %
    Strength (g/tex)  29.8  
    Grade (31) 45.3 %
    Grade (11&21) 23.2 %
    DP 1538 B2XF 18.9 %
    DP 1553 B2XF 12.8 %
 

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