Cotton Testing and Ginning Services for the Cotton Industry
Cotton Ginning Laboratory(Stoneville, MS)
2007 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
The objective of this cooperative research project is to provide ginning and testing services to the cotton industry.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) will provide small-scale and large-scale ginning services to the cotton industry to expand and expedite public and private research programs. Scientific evaluation of ginning characteristics and fiber properties will be provided to establish optimum cotton production practices and ginning procedures.
This report serves to document research conducted under a Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement between ARS and the Cotton Foundation. Additional details of reserach can be found in the report for the in-house project 6402-41440-005-00D, "Enhance, Develop and Transfer Gin Technology to Improve Fiber Quality and Profits."
This project was created to fund sample collection, sample analysis, and data analysis for projects important to the industry, apart from strictly ARS research. During the past year experimental cotton varieties were ginned and analyzed for commercial seed companies. Selected cotton bale bagging materials have been studied and plans have been made to work further with additional bale bagging materials under this agreement. The ADODR personally oversees the data collection and expenditures under this agreement.