Methods for the Evaluation of Seed Coat Fragments

H.B. Cooper, K. McRae, D. Anderson, J. Palmer, and J. Pellow


This paper describes a new method of determining seed coat fragments (SCF) which takes only fifteen minutes per sample. The method utilizes the Shirley Analyzer for detecting cottons having a high SCF potential. This procedure allows for evaluating 4 times as many samples in the same time unit, reduces the CV% and separates the cottons with high SCF potentials from cottons with a low potential. The analysis over-years suggests that cottons could be more accurately ranked with a larger number of samples.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1442 - 1443
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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