Some Observations on Cotton Lint Sugar Levels and Minicard Stickiness

D.L. Shaw and H.H. Perkins, Jr.


Sugar levels and minicard stickiness tests were run on selected 1988 crop preharvest samples. Lint samples from both green bolls and open bolls from the same plants at four harvest dates showed that the sugar content of lint from green bolls was several times higher than from the open bolls. Despite the high sugar level, lint from the green boll samples showed little to no minicard stickiness. The highest minicard stickiness levels were from open bolls from plants with heavy late season aphid infestation even though the sugar levels were low.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 572 - 574
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