Fibre Quality

To link field to fabric along the supply chain, this module contains information that can influence fibre quality at a field level.

Key fibre quality issues to be addressed in this Module include:

  • Maintaining and improving fibre length through variety choice;
  • Producing fibre within the optimum micronaire range through high yield management strategies; appropriate defoliation and harvest preparation;
  • Reducing nep content through effective defoliation and harvest preparation;
  • Better management of fibre moisture in the field and through the gin; and reduced requirement for cleaning processes in the gin;
  • Minimising contamination found in Australian cotton bales;
  • Ensuring fibre quality uniformity and consistency within and between years.

*Please note growers can view checklist items, additional information and resources as well*

Key Area: Crop management

Practices were implemented during crop growth to preserve the high fibre quality of Australian varieties

Key Area: Crop preparation

Practices prepare the crop for harvest to ensure clean white cotton

Key Area: Harvest

Uncontaminated cotton is delivered to the gin