Georgia focusing on cotton quality

Seaton, Richey
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/2/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p17
Trade Publication
The article presents information on importance of quality of cotton in Georgia. The Georgia Cotton Commission has, in recent years, spent considerable time and dollars on research and applications regarding fiber quality matters with a constant focus on profitability. The need for improved fiber quality is driven by intense competition in the textile industry. Several working groups were formed to continue seeking the causes of the quandary. Recommendations for producers that emerged as a result of these encounters are control stinkbugs, timely harvest as is practical and selection of varieties with higher fiber quality attributes. Additionally the Georgia Cotton Commission engaged Custom Technical Solutions to conduct an in-depth survey of key domestic users of Georgia cotton and to actually gauge impressions of Georgia cotton in domestic mills.


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