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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enhancing Profitability & Sustainability Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, & Cotton Byprod Through Imprvmnts in Harvesting, Ginning, & Mech Process

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber bio-composites: Summary of research - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Bajwa, S., Ziegler, A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Mcintyre, G. 2014. Mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber bio-composites: Summary of research. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. Printed Booklet.
Evaluation of mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber biocomposites for diverse applications - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Ziegler, A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Bajwa, S., Mcintyre, G. 2014. Evaluation of mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber biocomposites for diverse applications. Meeting Abstract. Printed Booklet..
Quantification and characterization of cotton crop biomass residue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Barnes, E.M., Kelley, M.S., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2014. Quantification and characterization of cotton crop biomass residue. Industrial Crops and Products. 56:94-104.
Bio-composites from mycelium reinforced agricultural substrates - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Ziegler, A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Bajwa, S., Mcintyre, G. 2014. Bio-composites from mycelium reinforced agricultural substrates. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Printed Booklet. Paper #141896978.
Evaluation of a cotton stripper yield monitor - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Kelley, M.S., Taylor, R.K., Porter, W.M., Barnes, E.M., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2014. Evaluation of a cotton stripper yield monitor. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. 481-493.
Evaluation of a load measurement system for cotton harvesters - (Abstract Only)
(26-Nov-13)
Evaluation of thermal treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties of bio-composites made from cotton byproducts and other agricultural fibers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., Chow, P., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Wedegaertner, T. 2014. Evaluation of thermal treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties of bio-composites made from cotton byproducts and other agricultural fibers. Industrial Crops and Products. 52:627-632.
Hydromulch Blends Using Agricultural Byproducts: Performance Implications of Cotton Quantity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scholl, B., Holt, G.A., Thornton, C., Duke, S.E. 2014. Hydromulch blends using agricultural byproducts: Performance implications of cotton quantity. Journal of Cotton Science. 17:302-308.
Evaluation of Mycelium Based Acoustic Absorbers Grown on Select Agricultural Byproduct Substrates - (Abstract Only)
(05-Sep-13)
An evaluation study of mycelium based acoustic absorbers grown on agricultural by-product substrates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Bayer, E., Mcintyre, G. 2013. An evaluation study of mycelium based acoustic absorbers grown on agricultural by-product substrates. Industrial Crops and Products. 51:480-485.
Recycling of ligno-cellulosic and polythylene wastes from agricultural operations in thermoplastic composites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bajwa, D., Bajwa, S., Holt, G.A., Srinivasan, R., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S., Gesch, R.W. 2013. Recycling of ligno-cellulosic and polythylene wastes from agricultural operations in thermoplastic composites. Waste and Biomass Valorization. DOI:10.1007/s12649-013-9263-6.
Development of a cottonseed dehulling process to yield intact seed meats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nunneley, J.L., Faulkner, W.B., Shimek, M.V., Holt, G.A., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2013. Development of a cottonseed dehulling process to yield intact seed meats. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(5):613-619.
Evaluation of commercial cotton harvesting systems in the southern high plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Boman, R.K., Kelley, M.S., Ashbrook, C.W., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2013. Evaluation of commercial cotton harvesting systems in the Southern High Plains. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(3):321-332.
Packaging produced from natural fibers and mycelium: Optimizing biomass blends to meet performance specifications - (Proceedings)
(26-Mar-13)
Multibar sawless lint cleaner: fiber quality analysis after 3rd year of field testing - (Abstract Only)
(11-Mar-13)
Tracking cotton fiber quality throughout a stipper harvester: Part II - (Proceedings)
Porter, W.M., Wanjura, J.D., Taylor, R.K., Boman, R.K., Buser, M.D. 2013. Tracking cotton fiber quality throughout a stipper harvester: Part II. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. P:730-745.
Evaluation of composites made from blends of cotton burs, cotton stalks, kenaf, flax, and southern pine: Heat treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties and rot resistance - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Chow, P., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2013. Evaluation of composites made from blends of cotton burs, cotton stalks, kenaf, flax, and southern pine: Heat treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties and rot resistance. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, San Antonio, Texas, January 7-10, 2013. Pg. 746.
2012 High Plains and Northern Rolling Plains Cotton Harvest Aid-Guide - (Experiment Station)
Kelley, M., Keeling, W., Wanjura, J.D., Morgan, G. 2012. 2012 High Plains and Northern Rolling Plains Cotton harvest aid-guide. Experiment Station Bulletins.Available: http://lubbock-tamu-edu.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2012/09/2012_Harvest_Aid_Guide.pdf.
Evaluation of various heat treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties of composites made from cotton burs, cotton stalks, kenaf, flax, and southern pine blends - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Chow, P., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2012. Evaluation of various heat treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties of composites made from cotton burs, cotton stalks, kenaf, flax, and southern pine blends. Proceedings of The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 24th Annual Meeting. November 12-15, 2012, Sonoma, CA. p. 45.
Optimizing biomass blends for manufacturing molded packaging materials using mycelium - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Mcintyre, G., Bayer, E. 2012. Optimizing biomass blends for manufacturing molded packaging materials using mycelium. Proceedings of The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 24th Annual Meeting. November 12-15, 2012, Sonoma, CA. p. 44.
Effect of coupling agents on the weathering characteristics of bio-fiber composites - (Abstract Only)
Bajwa, D., Bajwa, S., Holt, G.A. 2012. Effect of coupling agents on the weathering characteristics of bio-fiber composites. Proceedings of The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 24th Annual Meeting. November 12-15, 2012, Sonoma, CA. p. 48.
Optimization of biomass blends in the manufacture of molded packaging materials produced using fungal mycelium - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Mcintyre, G., Bayer, E. 2012. Optimization of biomass blends in the manufacture of molded packaging materials produced using fungal mycelium [abstract]. In: Proceedings of 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Bio Environmental Polymer Society, September 18-21, 2012, Denton, TX. Paper No. O-57.
Screening study of select cotton-based hydromulch blends produced using the cross-linked biofiber process - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scholl, B.N., Holt, G.A., Thornton, C.I. 2012. Screening study of select cotton-based hydromulch blends produced using the cross-linked biofiber process. Journal of Cotton Science. 16(4):249-254.
Evaluating cotton stripper field performance - (Proceedings)
Porter, W.M., Wanjura, J.D., Taylor, R.K., Buser, M.D. 2012. Evaluating cotton stripper field performance. In: Proceedings of the 2012 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) International Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2012, Dallas, TX. Paper No. 12-1338355.
Influence of harvesting and gin cleaning practices on Southern High Plains cotton quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Influence of harvesting and gin cleaning practices on Southern High Plains cotton quality. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(5):631-641.
Influence of grid bar shape on field cleaner performance - field testing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Gamble, G.R., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Influence of grid bar shape on field cleaner performance - field testing. Journal of Cotton Science. 16(4):255-267.
Commercial-scale evaluation of two agricultural waste products, cotton burr/stem and module wraps in thermoplastic composites and comparison with laboratory-scale results - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bajwa, S.G., Bajwa, D.S., Holt, G.A., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2014. Commercial-scale evaluation of two agricultural waste products, cotton burr/stem and module wraps in thermoplastic composites and comparison with laboratory-scale results. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. 27(6):741-757.
Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., McIntyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 6(4):431-439.
Crop residue inventory estimates for Texas High Plains cotton - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Barnes, E.M., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Crop residue inventory estimates for Texas High Plains cotton. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. 2012 CDROM. p. 542-552.
Comparison of high-speed roller and saw ginning on Texas high plains cotton - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Armijo, C.B., Faulkner, W.B., Boman, R.K., Kelley, M.S., Ashbrook, C.W., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Comparison of high-speed roller and saw ginning on Texas high plains cotton. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. 2012 CDROM. p. 671-675.
Tracking cotton fiber quality throughout a stripper harvester - (Proceedings)
Porter, W.M., Wanjura, J.D., Taylor, R.K., Boman, R.K., Buser, M.D., Barnes, E.M. 2012. Tracking cotton fiber quality throughout a stripper harvester. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. 2012 CDROM. p. 522-533.
Recovering tag fiber from cottonseed using the power roll gin - (Abstract Only)
Wedegaertner, T.C., Laird, J.W., Holt, G.A. 2012. Recovering tag fiber from cottonseed using the power roll gin [abstract]. Proceedings of National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL. p 639.
Soil moisture sensing via swept frequency based microwave sensors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Karthikeyan, S., Green, T.R., Schwartz, R.C., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2012. Soil moisture sensing via swept frequency based microwave sensors. Sensors. 12(1):753-767.
Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts - (Proceedings)
Holt, G.A., Mcintyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G. 2011. Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovative Natural Fibre Composites for Industrial Applications, October 12-14, 2011, Rome, Italy. 2011 CDROM.
Termite resistance of biobased composition boards made from cotton byproducts and guayule bagasse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., Chow, P., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S. 2012. Termite resistance of biobased composition boards made from cotton byproducts and guayule bagasse. Industrial Crops and Products. 36:508-512.
Relationships of cotton fiber properties to ring-spun yarn quality on selected High Plains cottons - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Faulkner, W.B., Hequet, E.F., Wanjura, J.D., Boman, R.K. 2012. Relationships of cotton fiber properties to ring-spun yarn quality on selected High Plains cottons. Textile Research Journal. 82(4):400-414.
2011 High Plains and Northern Rolling Plains Cotton Harvest-Aid Guide - (Experiment Station)
Kelly, M., Keeling, W., Wanjura, J.D., Baughman, T. 2011. 2011 High Plains and Northern Rolling Plains Cotton Harvest-Aid Guide. AgriLife Extension Texas A&M System Publication. Available: http://lubbock.tamu.edu/cotton/pdf/2011HarvestAidGuide.pdf.
Influence of seed cotton extractors and cleaning rate on gin turnout and fiber quality - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2011. Influence of seed cotton extractors and cleaning rate on gin turnout and fiber quality. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, KY. Paper No. 1111287.
Recycling of ligno-cellulosic and polyethylene wastes from agricultural operations in thermoplastic composites - (Abstract Only)
Bajwa, S.G., Bajwa, D.S., Holt, G.A., Srinivasan, R., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F., Gesch, R.W. 2011. Recycling of ligno-cellulosic and polyethylene wastes from agricultural operations in thermoplastic composites [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials, August 5-7, 2011, Kottayam, India. Abstract IL 19, p. 18-19.
Screening study of select cotton-based hydromulch blends produced using the cross-linked biofiber process - (Proceedings)
Scholl, B.N., Holt, G.A., Thornton, C.I. 2011. Screening study of select cotton-based hydromulch blends produced using the cross-linked biofiber process. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution, September 18-21, 2011, Anchorage, AK. 8p. ASABE Publication 711P0311cd. 2011 CDROM.
Recycling of ligno-cellulosic and polyethylene wastes from agricultural operations in thermoplastic composites - (Abstract Only)
Sreekala, B.G., Sreekala, D.S., Holt, G.A., Srinivasan, R., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S., Gesch, R.W. 2011. Recycling of ligno-cellulosic and polyethylene wastes from agricultural operations in thermoplastic composites [abstract]. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials, August 5-7, 2011, Kottayam, Kerala, India. p. 18-19.
Picker vs. stripper harvesting in the Texas High Plains: Agronomic implications - (Abstract Only)
Boman, R.K., Wanjura, J.D., Kelley, M.S., Ashbrook, C., Hequet, E.F. 2011. Picker vs. stripper harvesting in the Texas High Plains: Agronomic implications [abstract]. 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p. 507-509. 2011 CDROM.
Multibar sawless lint cleaner: Field testing results - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Thomas, J.W., Barnes, E.M., Gamble, G.R., Baker, R.V. 2011. Multibar sawless lint cleaner: Field testing results. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-7, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p. 646. 2011 CDROM.
Evaluation of select blends of cotton byproducts in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging material - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Mcintyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E. 2011. Evaluation of select blends of cotton byproducts in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging material. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA. p. 465. 2011 CDROM.
Ginning picker and stripper harvested high plains cotton - update - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2011. Ginning picker and stripper harvested high plains cotton - update. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA. p. 491-506. 2011 CDROM.
Properties of thermoplastic composites with cotton and guayule biomass residues as fiber fillers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bajwa, S., Bajwa, D., Holt, G.A., Nakayama, F., Coffelt, T.A. 2011. Properties of thermoplastic composites with cotton and guayule biomass residues as fiber fillers. Industrial Crops and Products. 33(3):747-755.
Harvest timing and techniques to optimize fiber quality in the Texas High Plains - (Proceedings)
Kelley, M.S., Wanjura, J.D., Boman, R.K., Ashbrook, C. 2011. Harvest timing and techniques to optimize fiber quality in the Texas High Plains. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p. 449-454. 2011 CDROM.
Fringe capacitance correction for a coaxial soil cell - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Viera, J., Schwartz, R.C., Lascano, R.J., Evett, S.R., Green, T.R., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2011. Fringe capacitance correction for a coaxial soil cell. Sensors. 11(1):757-770.
The Spindle Type Cotton Harvester - (Other)
Willcutt, M.H., Buschermohle, M.J., Huitink, G.W., Barnes, E.M., Wanjura, J.D., Searcy, S.W. 2010. The spindle type cotton harvester. Available: http://cottoninc.com/cotton-harvest-systems/.
Seed Cotton Handling and Storage - (Other)
Searcy, S.W., Willcutt, M.H., Buschermohle, M.J., Wanjura, J.D., Brashears, A.D., Barnes, E.M. 2010. Seed Cotton Handling and Storage. Available: http://www.cottoninc.com/Seed-Cotton-Handling-Storage/.
Accurate permittivity measurements for microwave imaging via ultra-wideband removal of spurious reflectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Viera, J., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2010. Accurate permittivity measurements for microwave imaging via ultra-wideband removal of spurious reflectors. Sensors. 10(9):8491-8503.
Long-term performance of thermoplastic composite material with cotton burr and stem (CBS) as a partial filler - (Abstract Only)
Bajwa, S., Kalidindi, S., Bajwa, D., Holt, G.A. 2010. Long-term performance of thermoplastic composite material with cotton burr and stem (CBS) as a partial filler [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference, September 18-22, 2010, Fort Collins, Colorado. Available: http://www.aaic.org/10program.htm. Fibers and Cellulosics Division.
Evaluation of Biomass Residual Substrate Blends for Eco-Friendly Packaging and Insulation Sheets/Panels - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Mcintyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E. 2010. Evaluation of Biomass Residual Substrate Blends for Eco-Friendly Packaging and Insulation Sheets/Panels [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference, September 18-22, 2010, Fort Collins, Colorado. Available: http://www.aaic.org/10program.htm. Fibers and Cellulosics Division.
Weathering and moisture effects on switchgrass size reduction in a hammermill - (Proceedings)
Pordesimo, L., Holt, G.A., Igathinathane, C. 2010. Weathering and moisture effects on switchgrass size reduction in a hammermill [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) International Meeting, June 20-23, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paper No. 1008999.
Application of cotton burr/stem in thermoplastic composites - (Experiment Station)
Sreekala, B.G., Sreekala, D.S., Holt, G.A. 2010. Application of cotton burr/stem in thermoplastic composites. In: Oosterhuis, Derrick M. editor. Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2009, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 582. p. 183-187.
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