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 2015-2016 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)
    444,162 Bales
    Micronaire  4.5  
    Length   (32's)  36.9  
    (100's) 1.15  
    LUI  81.0 %
    Strength (g/tex) 32.2  
    Grade (11&21) 39.4 %
    Grade (31) 31.8 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 14.4 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 8.7 %
  • ABILINE
    (N. Cent. TX, OK, KS)
    1,017,337 Bales
    Micronaire  4.3  
    Length   (32's)  35.3  
    (100's) 1.10  
    LUI  80.5 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.5  
    Grade (31) 29.9 %
    Grade (41) 20.0 %
    DP 1219 B2RF 16.0 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 11.6 %
  • CORPUS CHRISTI
    (S. TX)    
    761,946 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.4  
    Length   (32's)  35.3  
    (100's) 1.10  
    LUI  81.1 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.6  
    Grade (11&21) 29.7 %
    Grade (31) 24.5 %
    PHY 499 WRF  21.3 %
    PHY 333 WRF 17.4 %
  • LAMESA
    (NW. TX)    
    1,645,870 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.3  
    Length   (32's)  35.3  
    (100's) 1.10  
    LUI  80.3 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.4  
    Grade (31) 41.8 %
    Grade (41) 17.7 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 11.6 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 11.6 %
  • LUBBOCK
    (NW. TX, NM)    
    2,566,651 Bales  
    Micronaire  3.9  
    Length   (32's)  35.9  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  80.3 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.9  
    Grade (31) 49.6 %
    Grade (11&21) 22.8 %
    FM 2011 GT 12.6 %
    FM 9250 GL 11.4 %
  • DUMAS
    (AR, MS)    
    602,984 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.9  
    Length   (32's)  36.5  
    (100's) 1.14  
    LUI  82.0 %
    Strength (g/tex)  32.5  
    Grade (31) 56.9 %
    Grade (11&21) 23.6 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 30.1 %
    DP 1321 B2RF 15.0 %
  • MEMPHIS
    (TN, AR, MO)    
    1,332,431 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.5  
    Length   (32's)  37.2  
    (100's) 1.16  
    LUI  82.5 %
    Strength (g/tex)  31.8  
    Grade (31) 51.0 %
    Grade (41) 25.2 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 38.9 %
    ST 4747 GLB2 14.0 %
  • RAYVILLE
    (LA, AR)    
    206,820 Bales  
    Micronaire  5.0  
    Length   (32's)  35.8  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  82.2 %
    Strength (g/tex)  31.9  
    Grade (31) 47.8 %
    Grade (41) 29.3 %
    PHY 499 WRF 29.5 %
    DP 1321 B2RF 11.1 %
  • FLORENCE
    (SC, NC, VA)    
    790,412 Bales
    Micronaire  4.9  
    Length   (32's)  35.0  
    (100's) 1.09  
    LUI  80.5 %
    Strength (g/tex)  28.0  
    Grade (52) 42.1 %
    Grade (51) 16.7 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 19.5 %
    PHY 499 WRF 16.0 %
  • MACON
    (GA, FL)    
    2,709,525 Bales
    Micronaire  4.7  
    Length   (32's)  36.0  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  81.6 %
    Strength (g/tex)  28.8  
    Grade (41) 34.0 %
    Grade (42) 18.5 %
    DP 1252 B2RF 17.4 %
    PHY 499 WRF  11.9 %
  • Average Micronaire Value
  • Average Length Uniformity Index (%)
  • Average Strength (g/tex)
  • Average Staple Length (32's)
  • FAR WEST
    Total    
    (CA, AZ, NM)    
    444,162 Bales  
    Micronaire  4.5  
    Length   (32's)  36.9  
    (100's) 1.15  
    LUI  81.0 %
    Strength (g/tex)  32.2  
    Grade (11&21) 39.4 %
    Grade (31) 31.8 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 12.9 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 7.8 %
  • SOUTHWEST
    Total    
    (TX, OK, KS)    
    5,991,804 Bales
    Micronaire  4.1  
    Length   (32's)  35.6  
    (100's) 1.11  
    LUI  80.5 %
    Strength (g/tex)  30.6  
    Grade (31) 40.9 %
    Grade (11&21) 21.2 %
    DP 1044 B2RF 8.7 %
    FM 2011 GT 7.9 %
  • MIDSOUTH
    Total    
    (AR, MO, TN, MS, LA)
    2,142,235 Bales
    Micronaire  4.7  
    Length   (32's)  36.9  
    (100's) 1.15  
    LUI  82.3 %
    Strength (g/tex)  32.0  
    Grade (31) 52.4 %
    Grade (41) 21.2 %
    ST 4946 GLB2 32.1 %
    PHY 333 WRF 9.4 %
  • SOUTHEAST
    Total    
    (AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA)
    3,499,937 Bales
    Micronaire  4.7  
    Length   (32's)  35.7  
    (100's) 1.12  
    LUI  81.3 %
    Strength (g/tex)  28.6  
    Grade (41) 28.1 %
    Grade (52) 20.2 %
    PHY 499 WRF 13.2 %
    DP 1252 B2RF 11.8 %
 

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