8744 The Importance of Fiber and Yarn Quality in Breeding Programs

Wednesday, January 7, 2009: 1:30 PM
Conf. Rooms 1-4 (Marriott Rivercenter Hotel)
Carol Mason Kelly, Texas Tech University / Texas A&M Experiment Station, Lubbock, TX, Eric F. Hequet, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute - Dept. Plant & Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, John R. Gannaway, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Lubbock, TX and Jane Dever, AgriLife Research, Lubbock, TX
The purpose of this selection study is to compare the use two selection methods, one using HVI data only and one using HVI plus AFIS data.  The study began with fifteen intraspecific F2 populations that have undergone a series of selections through the F4 generation.  The final goal of the study is to compare the spinning performance of varieties chosen with each selection method.  Fiber data, preliminary spinning data, and progress of the two selection methods will be discussed.