This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Derek Whitelock, Agricultural Engineer, Southwest Ginning Laboratory, Mesilla Park, New Mexico.
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In order to answer concerns raised by international mills over the fiber quality of U.S. cotton, several U.S. researchers are participating in a new broad initiative. Derek Whitelock, agricultural engineer at the Southwest Ginning Lab, explains how this group effort is trying to establish a foundation for assessing the changes in upland cotton quality during the ginning process.
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In addition to taking samples all through the ginning process, Whitelock says they are also taking samples at different times during the ginning season to ensure full and accurate data.
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Whitelock believes this research is an important effort to grow world markets for U.S. cotton.