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Delinting Small Samples of Cotton Seed with Dilute Sulfuric Acid1


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  1. Vol. 17 No. 4, p. 665-666
    Received: Nov 15, 1976

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  1. J. C. McCarty Jr.,
  2. Lavone Lambert,
  3. J. N. Jenkins and
  4. W. L. Parrott2



The current procedure of using concentrated sulfuric acid to prepare numerous small samples of cotton seed for planting is tedious and is hazardous to both the seed and the technician. A dilute sulfuric acid process was adapted to delint .small samples of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seed. Three to four hundred samples per day, each ca. 80 g of fuzzy seed, can be delinted using this process. More than 6,000 small samples were delinted and planted in 1976; germination was not affected.

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