Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/8/2011
Publication Date: 9/8/2011
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Boykin Jr, J.C., Armijo, C.B., Barnes, E. 2011. Changes in cotton quality during ginning. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Presentation only; number 1111636.
Technical Abstract: Upland cotton gins across the cotton belt were sampled during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 ginning seasons to assess the changes in upland cotton quality during the ginning process and throughout the ginning season. Samples were taken at the module, feeder apron, and before and after lint cleaning at regular intervals in the season. Seed cotton samples were ginned on a small breeder gin and by hand to obtain lint samples. High Volume Instrument, Advance Fiber Information System, and Micro Dust and Trash Analyzer III analyses were performed on the lint samples obtained from the gin and lint samples from the breeder and hand ginned seed cotton samples. Results were analyzed to evaluate changes in fiber quality, especially short fiber content and neps, at each step in the ginning process.