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Research Project: Enhancing the Profitability and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts through Improvements in Pre-Ginning, Ginning, and Post-Ginning Processes

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

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

Nano Boron Oxide and Zinc Oxide Doped Lignin Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals Improve the Thermal, Mechanical and Flammability Properties of High-Density Poly(ethylene) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bajwa, D., Holt, G.A., Stark, N., Bajwa, S., Chanda, S., Quadir, M. 2023. Nano Boron Oxide and Zinc Oxide Doped Lignin Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals Improve the Thermal, Mechanical and Flammability Properties of High-Density Poly(ethylene). Polymers. 16(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16010036.

Cotton gin stand machine-vision inspection and removal system for plastic contamination: Auto-calibration design Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Kothari, N., Holt, G.A. 2023. Cotton gin stand machine-vision inspection and removal system for plastic contamination: Auto-calibration design. AgriEngineering. 3(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/agriengineering3030033.

A new method to calculate cotton fiber length uniformity using the HVI fibrogram Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sayeed, M., Turner, C., Kelly, B., Wanjura, J.D., Smith, W., Schumann, M., Hequet, E. 2023. A new method to calculate cotton fiber length uniformity using the HVI fibrogram. Agronomy Journal. 13(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13051326.

Updates to ASABE X615.2 cotton module cover material performance - (Abstract Only)
Wanjura, J.D., Ankeny, M., Martin, V., Barnes, E., Holmes, S., Farrell, M., Delhom, C.D., Ashley, H., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2022. Updates to ASABE X615.2 cotton module cover material performance. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference.

Plastic imaging, detection, and ejection system (PIDES) for cotton gins: results from commercial testing and system updates - (Abstract Only)

Plastic contamination: module wrap standard and research to reduce the problem - (Abstract Only)

Update on modern ginning and its impact on fiber quality - (Abstract Only)

CPPRU Research Update - (Abstract Only)

Mechanization, research, and best practices to mitigate plastic contamination - (Abstract Only)
Wanjura, J.D. 2022. Mechanization, research, and best practices to mitigate plastic contamination. Plastics in Cotton III Seminar.

A new handling system for cotton modules - system design - (Abstract Only)
Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2022. A new handling system for cotton modules - system design. ASABE Annual International Meeting.

for presentation at the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conference, Jan 4-6, 2022, San Antonio, Tx - (Abstract Only)
Shumate, B., Maeda, M., Kelly, B., Wanjura, J.D. 2022. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference.

Enhancing UV-shielding and mechanical properties of polylactic acid nanocomposites by adding lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shojaeiarani, J., Bajwa, D., Ryan, C., Kane, S., Holt, G.A. 2022. Enhancing UV-shielding and mechanical properties of polylactic acid nanocomposites by adding lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals. Industrial Crops and Products. 183. Article 114904.

CPPRU research update - (Abstract Only)

A CNN-based approach to detect cover damage of round cotton modules - (Proceedings)
Iqbal, M.Z., Hardin, R.G., Ward, J.K., Wanjura, J.D. 2022. A CNN-based approach to detect cover damage of round cotton modules. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Memphis, TN. 616-623.

Commercial-size mechanical cottonseed delinter: evaluation and results - (Abstract Only)

Asabe X615.2 cotton module cover material performance standard update - (Abstract Only)
Wanjura, J.D. 2021. Asabe X615.2 cotton module cover material performance standard update. National Cotton Ginners' Association Technology Meeting.

A smart cotton module tracking and monitoring system for handling logistics and cover damage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, T., Hardin, R.G., Ward, J.K., Wanjura, J.D., Barnes, E.M. 2021. A smart cotton module tracking and monitoring system for handling logistics and cover damage. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106620.

Cotton module tracking and updates on gin lab research - (Abstract Only)
Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2021. Cotton module tracking and updates on gin lab research. Cotton Incorporated- Texas State Support Committee.

An integrated plastic contamination monitoring system for cotton module feeders - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Barnes, E.M., Wigdahl, J.S., Doron, N. 2021. An integrated plastic contamination monitoring system for cotton module feeders. AgriEngineering. 3(4):907-923.

A CNN-based approach to detect cover damage of round cotton modules - (Abstract Only)
Iqbal, M.Z., Hardin, R.G., Wang, T., Ward, J.K., Wanjura, J.D. 2021. A CNN-based approach to detect cover damage of round cotton modules. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference.

Black plastic classifier development for plastic inspection and detection system on gin stand feeder - (Abstract Only)
Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2022. Black plastic classifier development for plastic inspection and detection system on gin stand feeder. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 325.

Inspection report builder software Reprint Icon - (Other)
Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2021. Inspection report builder software. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5550106.

A module feeder inspection system for plastic contamination – updated system design - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2021. A module feeder inspection system for plastic contamination – updated system design. Journal of Cotton Science. 25:213–221.

Cotton plastic contamination research at the cotton ginning laboratories - (Abstract Only)

Virtual cotton field for accelerated deep learning development - (Abstract Only)
Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D. 2021. Virtual cotton field for accelerated deep learning development. Virtual NP-306 Seminar. Oral presentation. September 1, 2021. Bletsville, MD.

State of the usda gin lab/plastic - (Abstract Only)

History and principles of cotton ginning - (Abstract Only)

Plastic contamination research at the gin labs - (Abstract Only)

Cotton gin stand machine-vision inspection and removal system for plastic contamination: software design Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D. 2021. Cotton gin stand machine-vision inspection and removal system for plastic contamination: software design. AgriEngineering. 3(3):494-518. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriengineering3030033.

Plastic contamination: what is being done at the cotton gin to address the issue? - (Other)
Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D. 2021. Plastic contamination: what is being done at the cotton gin to address the issue?. Cotton Innovations. 1(6):17-21. Available: http://www.icracotton.org.

Enhancing uv-shielding and mechanical properties of polylactic acid nanocomposites by adding lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals - (Abstract Only)
Shojaeiarani, J., Bajwa, D., Holt, G.A. 2021. Enhancing uv-shielding and mechanical properties of polylactic acid nanocomposites by adding lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. 107.

Plastic contamination research at the gin labs - (Abstract Only)

Improvement in dispersion, thermal and mechanical properties by the incorporating modified cellulose nanocrystal in the Poly (ethylene oxide) matrix Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chanda, S., Bajwa, D., Holt, G.A., Bajwa, S. 2021. Improvement in dispersion, thermal and mechanical properties by the incorporating modified cellulose nanocrystal in the Poly (ethylene oxide) matrix. Nanocomposites. 7(1):87-96. https://doi.org/10.1080/20550324.2021.1942641.

A working solution for cotton gins: visual inspection and plastic removal (vipr) - (Abstract Only)

Testing of commercial cottonseed delinting prototype - phase 1 - (Abstract Only)

The cost of ginning cotton - 2019 survey results - (Proceedings)
Holt, G.A., Harrison, A., Green, K., Findley, D.S., Price, T.L., Isom, R.A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D. 2021. The cost of ginning cotton - 2019 survey results. Proceedings of National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, Virtual, January 5-7, 2021.

Improvements in dispersion, thermal and mechanical properties of polymer composites using silane functionalized cellulose nanocrystals - (Abstract Only)

Assessing the influence of spindle harvester drum arrangement on fiber quality and yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Der Sluijs, M.H., Wanjura, J.D., Boman, R.K., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2021. Assessing the influence of spindle harvester drum arrangement on fiber quality and yield. Journal of Cotton Science. 24:229-237.

Plastic contamination mitigation research update 2020 - (Proceedings)

Current and potential robotic applications to improve cotton production: Part 2 - (Proceedings)

The cost of ginning cotton - 2019 survey results - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Ashley, H., Green, K., Findley, D.S., Price, T.L., Isom, R.A. 2021. The cost of ginning cotton - 2019 survey results [abstract]. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conferences. 2021.

Prevention of plastic contamination when handling cotton modules - (Research Technical Update)
Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Ward, J., Hardin, B., Barnes, E. 2020. Prevention of plastic contamination when handling cotton modules. Agricultural Research Updates. 1-10.