Cotton fiber and processing test results

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Title:
Cotton fiber and processing test results
Physical Description:
v. : ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Agricultural Marketing Service. -- Cotton Division
Publisher:
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Cotton Division
Place of Publication:
Clemson, S.C
Creation Date:
1977
Frequency:
biweekly during harvesting season, with comprehensive report at end of season
other
normalized irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cotton -- Testing -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Cotton -- Varieties -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )

Notes

Citation/Reference:
American statistics index
General Note:
Description based on: Rept. no. 1, (Sept. 7, 1979)

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000328589
oclc - 01799482
notis - ABV8141
lccn - 75642828 //r81
issn - 0566-5469
Classification:
lcc - TS1542 .U35
ddc - 677/.21/305
System ID:
AA00008566:00011

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REPORT NO. 1


. IUME LIBRARY
OCT 03 1977


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This


is the first


a series


of reports


of fiber


processing test


results


from


the 1977


cotton


crop.


Subsequent reports


in this


series


will


follow


at approximately two-week intervals


during the


harvesting


season,


will


season.


be summarized in a


This


series will


comprehensive


present


data on


report


same


at the e
subject


"Summary


June


1977.


of Cotton Fiber


These


Cotton Division,
of Agriculture,


reports


and Processing Test
are published by t


Agricultural Marketing


Memphis,


Results,


he


Service


Crop of


1976"


Standardization Section,
, U. S. Department


Tennessee.


Changes


or additions


to mailing


lists


should


be sent


Head,


Standardization


Cotton Division,


AMS,


Section
USDA


Summer


Avenue


Memphis,


Tennessee


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Agricultural Marketing
Cotton Division


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COTTON FIBER AND


PROCESSING TEST RESULTS,


CROP OF 1977


Procedures


The Cotton Division,


AMS,


has made


fiber


process


ing t


ests


each


year


on the principal


improvement


of these


groups


tests


have


varieties


of cotton grown


in the United States


been


published in


since


periodic


sele


the 1946
reports


cted
crop.


cotton
Results


throughout


the harvesting season and
year ./


in a summary report


at the end of each


crop


Cotton


fiber


season for


approx


the United States.


office


processing test result
imately 150 production


Individual gins


territory to represent


s will
areas


are selected


the major varieties


published
the Cotton
in each cl
produced


this


Belt


passing


com-


mercial quantities.


Each selected gin represents


an area


producing


from 10,000


to 150,000


bales


annually,


and selections


are made


on a


varietal


basis


Where


possible,


no gin


selection was made where


less


than


where


70 percent
commercial


of a given


variety was


planted


in the


area.


production warranted and no gin location with


However,


70 per-


cent
selec


of the
t lots


variety was


from


available,


individual farms


classing
to represe


offices were


the variety.


allowed


Pure


variety gins were


selected


providing the variety was


when
being


available,
commercial


regardless
y grown.


of production


Test


lot s


collected at


approximately


are received from each gin


3-week


intervals.


during the


harvest


Usually
season.


to 4


samplings


Each


spinning


test


lot consists


of several


classes' s


samples


commer-


cially
grown
These


grown


cotton


of the


same


grade and st


in the selected area and harvested at


lots represent


the modal


quality of


aple length from
essentially the


the cotton


bales


same


from


time.
at


the time


the samples


are classed.


Qualities


other


than


those


reported


are also available


in each


area due


to normal


variations


in weather


and soil


condition,


cultural,


harvesting


and ginning practices.


Fiber


processing


test


results


for the 1977


crop are


reported


four


staple


length groups


similar to those used in


recent


years.


test


lots to be included


in each group


are selected on the basis


of normal


staple


length


of the varieties.


Cotton


Fiber


dated August


and Proces
27, 1976,


sing Te


Results,


through Report


Nol


Crop of 1976; Report No
1, dated January 28, 19


are


77.






Type


test


c group
number


Staple
length
grouD


Carding
rate in
lbs/hr.


Yarn


numbers
spun


Twist


multiplier
used


Carded


only:


Short
Medium


12-1/2
9-1/2


22s and 5


4.40
4.0oo


Carded


combed


Long


6-1/2


22s and 50s


3.80


Combed


only


Extra Long


Discussion


and 80s


of Te


3.60


Result


Medium


staple


cottons


ed through


September


from


the South Texas


area


show


approx


imat


ely the


same


fiber


characters


tics


for length,


uniformity and


fineness
Marketing


as a year
Service,


ago,
USDA.


according
Samples


to the Cotton Division,


tested


are stronger


Agricultural


zero


gage


fiber


strength tests.
spun from these


Picker
samples


and card waste
are slightly s


is lower


stronger


than


and hav


a year
e fewer


earlier.
imperfec


Yarns
tions


than


a year


average


appearance


index


is lower than


last


season


at this


time.


average


spinning potential


yarn


number


is higher


this


year


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