Quality of the 1993 U.S. Cotton Crop

Preston E. Sasser


The quality of the 1993 U.S. upland cotton crop is summarized, and the trends in the quality are discussed. USDA Cotton Division data are used. With over 14.5 million bales classed, the national average for micronaire is 4.36 which is the highest average micronaire in over 15 years. The average length is 1.09 inches which is only 0.01 inches below the record length. The national average for strength is 28.5 grams/tex which sets a new record for strength. Seventy nine percent of the bales classed have been middling or better in color grade, and 76% of the bales have been middling or better in leaf grade.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 15 - 17
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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