Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research
Vol. 31, June 2006, pp. 346-352

 

Effects of picking periods and average mass of seed on fibre properties of MCU-5 cotton

 

M Tamil Selvan  & K Raghunathan

Received 20 January 2005; revised received and accepted 5 April 2005

The effects of picking periods and average mass of seed on fibre properties have been studied using MCU-5 Indian cotton variety, collected from three different locations at various picking periods. It is observed that there is a significant impact due to the average mass of seed in a particular picking period on fibre quality. In general, the mass of seed plays a vital role in deciding the quality of fibres.

Keywords: Cotton, Fibre quality

IPC Code: Int. Cl.8 D01B, G01N33/36