Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2003
Publication Date: June 1, 2003
Citation: French, A.D. 2004. SRRC's new fiber structure and quality research unit [abstract]. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. ? Technical Abstract: The Cotton Structure and Quality Research Unit will focus on two major projects. Fiber quality will be addressed in a large effort that uses a standard protocol in our pilot-scale spinning and weaving mill to test the importance of new measurements such as maturity, fineness, short (or broken) fiber and nep counts in the production of quality yarns and fabrics. Support of breeders for quality measurements is being supported, both at the pilot scale and field testing levels. Structural studies target the interaction of water with the fiber and its substructure to learn how water improves the properties of cotton. The roles of the individual members of the unit will be summarized.