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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 4064-4069
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.475


Physical Properties of Cotton Bolls (GTHH-49)
Alok Gora1*, R. N. Singh2 and Jaypalsinh Chavda1
1Department of Agricultural Engineeing, C.P. College of Agriculture, Sadarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar – 385 506, Gujarat, India
2Director of Research, Sadarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar – 385 506, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Physical properties of cotton bolls play a very important role in designing a cotton picker or cotton harvester. The various physical properties of cotton bolls viz., weight, size, volume, density, moisture content and force required to pick cotton bolls from plants were measured. The mean weight of bolls was 4.24 gm and ranged from 3.15 to 7.74 gm. The mean diameter was 37.03 mm and ranged from 27.39 to 47.91 mm. The mean volume of cotton boll was 29082.23 mm3 and average ranged from 20544.16 to 54658.77 mm3. Density of cotton boll was calculated by dividing theoretical weight of cotton boll with its volume. The mean value of density of cotton boll was 0.000147 g/mm3 and ranged from 0.000126 to 0.000192 g/mm3. The moisture content ranged from 5.0 to 8.6 per cent. It was observed that average force 3.14 N (320.7 g) was required to pick the cotton bolls.


Keywords: Cotton, USA, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Brazil, kharif crop
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Alok Gora, R. N. Singh and Jaypalsinh Chavda. 2019. Physical Properties of Cotton Bolls (GTHH-49).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 4064-4069. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.475