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Gregory Alan Holt

Research Leader


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Gregory Alan Holt
Cotton Production and Processing Research
Research Leader
greg.holt@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (806) 746-5353 ext. 105
Fax: (806) 746-5028

1604 E FM 1294
LUBBOCK , TX 79403

Dr. Greg Holt received his B.S. and  M.S. from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Engineering and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Industrial Engineering.  He is currently Research Leader of the Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit in Lubbock, Texas and has authored or co-authored more than 160 journal publications and leads a team of engineers addressing issues facing cotton breeders, producers, ginners, and spinners.  The five main areas of research for the Unit include: 1) Preservation of fiber quality, 2) Cotton harvester improvements, 3) Ginning processes and machinery development, 4) Quantification of particulate matter emissions from agricultural sources, and 5) Value-added processing of agricultural substrates.  The research unit’s current focus is on detecting and removing plastic contamination in seed cotton.