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dc.contributor.author Constable, Greg
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-13T22:49:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-13T22:49:00Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1/3869
dc.description.abstract This project has part funded maintenance of HVI900 and FMT3 cotton fibre testing instruments in CSIRO’s fibre testing laboratory at ACRI for the 2005/06 season. The laboratory supports measurements of fibre quality from cotton experiments in CSIRO’s breeding program and research projects by other organisations and projects. More than 20,000 samples were tested by HVI and 10,000 samples by FMT. Global cotton production and market dynamics indicate Australia needs a future edge with fibre quality to ensure buyers will want our cotton in preference to our competitors. This means developing varieties, management and processing to ensure we deliver better fibre. There may be opportunities for premium fibre products in future. Thus the CSIRO cotton breeding program raised the emphasis on developing improved fibre varieties to address these needs. Negative associations between yield and fibre quality present challenges for variety development. We have accurately measured these associations and developed breeding population sizes to ensure the rare combinations of high yield and quality can be identified. Accurate measurement of fibre quality is an important component of that work. A number of new breeding lines have been developed to address the objective of improved fibre quality and at high yield levels. In addition there are lines with excellent fibre properties to potentially target speciality (premium) markets. These lines are under further evaluation and are also used in developing speciality Bollgard®II varieties. Sicala 350B, released in 2005, has very long fibre and is attracting interest in the market. We have identifies possible superior lines of this type. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CRDC en_US
dc.publisher CSIRO Plant Industry en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;CSP176
dc.subject HVI900 and FMT3 cotton fibre testing instruments en_US
dc.subject preference for Australian cotton en_US
dc.subject fibre quality en_US
dc.subject fibre quality and yield relationship en_US
dc.subject extension and adoption of research en_US
dc.subject fibre properties en_US
dc.subject Accurate measurement of fibre en_US
dc.subject cotton plant breeding support en_US
dc.subject economic sustainability en_US
dc.title CSIRO Plant Breeding Fibre Quality Laboratory en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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