Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Reducing the impact of weather, insects and microbes on cotton colour

Cotton colour an important buying factor. Discoloured cotton attracts penalties that reduce its value, but the relationship between lint colour and fibre quality degradation is unknown.

This project investigates how honeydew and sooty mould fungi affect quality, and how fungicides minimise lint discolour from dark fungal spores. It follows samples through to spinning and weaving to detect effects of colour grade deterioration on textile processing performance, and whether HVI data alone is sufficient to predict fibre quality defects.

Project date

1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2021
Visit website

Principal investigator

Simone Heimoana

Project led by

Cotton

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

Cotton
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

Logo for Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

Collaborators

Industries

Technology areas

Related research projects

Search all research projects
Logo for Characteristics of disease suppressive cotton farming systems and soils understood
Cotton

Characteristics of disease suppressive cotton farming systems and soils understood

Soil borne diseases continue to be one of the major constraints to cotton production. This project helps to identify soil …
  • Led by

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Sep 2019

  • Research organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Have questions?

Find out how we can help you.

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions on research projects, commercial opportunities, organisations and more. 

Still have questions or have feedback on the site? Please get in touch by completing our enquiry form.