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Crop Quality - A Decade of Improvement

Preston E. Sasser, Jennifer L. Shane


Over the last decade, the average strength of U.S. upland cotton has increased 3.4 grams/tex, the average staple length has increased about three-fourths of 1/32 inch, the average length uniformity index has increased nearly one index unit and the percent of white grades in the crop has increased over 20 percent.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 9 - 12
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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