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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improve Fiber Quality and Industry Profitability Through Enhanced Efficiencies in Cotton Ginning

Location: Cotton Ginning Laboratory(Stoneville, MS)

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

Pneumatic Conveying of Seed Cotton: Minimum Velocity and Pressure Drop - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. 2014. Pneumatic Conveying of Seed Cotton: Minimum Velocity and Pressure Drop. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 131620843.
Fiber damage related to maturity and processing - (Proceedings)
(14-Jul-14)
Determining Seed Cotton Mass Flow Rate by Pressure Drop Across a Blowbox: Gin Testing - (Abstract Only)
(10-Jul-14)
Pneumatic Conveying of Seed Cotton: Minimum Velocity and Pressure Drop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(10-Apr-14)
Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2013 Update - (Proceedings)
Hardin Iv, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2014. Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2013 Update. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 6-8, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 576-583.
The accuracy of cotton bale moisture sensors used in a South Texas commercial gin with lint moisture restoration - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K. 2014. The accuracy of cotton bale moisture sensors used in a South Texas commercial gin with lint moisture restoration. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 6-8, 2014, New Orleans, LA. 568-575.
Effect of Seed Cotton Cleaner Speeds on Machine Performance - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. 2014. Effect of Seed Cotton Cleaner Speeds on Machine Performance. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference.January 6-8, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 584-589.
Evaluation of seed cotton cleaning equipment performance at various processing rates     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardin IV, R.G., Byler, R.K. 2013. Evaluation of seed cotton cleaning equipment performance at various processing rates. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(5):637-647.
Removal of plastic sheet material with normal cotton ginning equipment - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K., Boykin Jr, J.C., and R.G. Hardin IV. Removal of plastic sheet material with normal cotton ginning equipment. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, San Antonio, TX, pp 676-685, CD ROM. 2013.
The accuracy and calibration of three cotton bale moisture sensors used in a commercial gin with lint moisture restoration - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K. 2013. The accuracy and calibration of three cotton bale moisture sensors used in a commercial gin with lint moisture restoration. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, San Antonio, TX, pp. 1221-1228, CD ROM. 2013.
Determining seed cotton mass flow rate by pressure drop across a blowbox - (Abstract Only)
Hardin IV, R.G. 2013. Determining seed cotton mass flow rate by pressure drop across a blowbox. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p 990.
Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2012 Preliminary Results - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. and P.A. Funk. Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2012 Preliminary Results. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, pp 972-977, CD ROM. 2013.
Relationship of leaf and bract trichomes to trash content of ginned lint - (Proceedings)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bourland, F.,and D.M. Dodds.Relationship of leaf and bract trichomes to trash content of ginned lint. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, San Antonio, TX, pp. 774-782, CD ROM. 2013.
Energy monitoring in gins - 2011 - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R. G. ad Funk, P.A. 2012. Energy monitoring in gins - 2011. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). 2012 Annual International Meeting. Dallas, TX July 29 - August 1, 2012. Paper Number 12-1336884.
Seed cotton cleaning in Mid-South gins - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. Seed cotton cleaning in Mid-South gins. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2012 Annual International Meeting. Dallas, Texas, July 29 -August 1, 2012. Paper No. 12-1336886
Electricity use patterns in cotton gins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardin IV, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2012. Electricity use patterns in cotton gins. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(6): 841-849.
Cotton genotype differences in fiber-seed attachment force     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bechere, E., Meredith, W.R. 2012. Cotton genotype differences in fiber-seed attachment force. Journal of Cotton Science. 16:170-178.
Preliminary Evaluation of Fiber Quality in Seed Cotton Cleaner Material in a Commercial Gin - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K., Delhom, C.D. 2012. Preliminary Evaluation of Fiber Quality in Seed Cotton Cleaner Material in a Commercial Gin. In: 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. p. 633-637.
Effects of leaf and bract trichomes on trash content and quality of ginned lint - (Proceedings)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bourland, F.M., Dodds, D.M. 2012. Effects of leaf and bract trichomes on trash content and quality of ginned lint. In: Proceedings of National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. p. 553-560.
Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2011 - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2012. Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2011. In: 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. p. 641-650.
Differences among cotton genotypes for fiber-seed attachment force - (Proceedings)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bechere, E., Meredith, W. 2011. Differences among cotton genotypes for fiber-seed attachment force. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting. 1111269:15.
Effect of processing rate on seed cotton cleaning equipment performance - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Byler, R.K. 2011. Effect of processing rate on seed cotton cleaning equipment performance. In proc of Beltwide Cotton Conference. National Cotton Council. Atlanta, GA. January 4-7, 2011. CD ROM p. 610-619.
Energy monitoring in gins - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2011. Energy Monitoring in Gins. In proc of Beltwide Cotton Conference. National Cotton Council. Atlanta, GA. January 4-7, 2011. CD ROM p. 636-645.
Cultivar differences in fiber-seed attachment force: Measurement techniques - (Proceedings)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bechere, E., Meredith, W. 2011. Cultivar Differences in Fiber-seed Attachment Force: Measurement Techniques. In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf, Atlanta, GA. 4-7 Jan. 2011. CD ROM pp 594-601.
Characterization of cotton gin particulate matter emissions - Second year - (Proceedings)
Buser, M.D., Boykin Jr, J.C., Whitelock, D.P., Holt, G.A. 2011. Characterization of Cotton Gin Particulate Matter Emissions - Second Year. In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf, Atlanta, GA. 4-7 Jan. 2011. CD ROM pp 620-627.
Survey of seed cotton cleaning equipment in mid-south gins - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Valco, T.D., Byler, R.K. 2011. Survey of seed cotton cleaning equipment in mid-south gins. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 602-609.
Investigation of fiber maturity effect on saw-type lint cleaner fiber damage and yarn properties - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K., Delhom, C.D., Sassenrath, G.F., Krifa, M. 2011. Investigation of fiber maturity effect on saw-type lint cleaner fiber damage and yarn properties. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., Jan 5-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA. p. 659-667.
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