Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/23/2016
Publication Date: 8/23/2016
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2016. Lubbock Gin Lab - Current Research and Leaf Grade Issues. ARS Newsletter. Slide Presentation.
Technical Abstract: This presentation was given to a group of cotton gin managers and allied industry reps. Approximately 100 attendees were in the audience. A discussion of the current research conducted at the USDA ARS CPPRU Ginning Laboratory in Lubbock, TX was given along with a discussion of leaf grade issues and techniques for mitigating leaf grade deficiencies. The main topics discussed included: chemical-free harvest preparation, field-based contamination detection, harvesting research, ginning research, air quality research, byproduct utilization & value added processing, and leaf grade concerns and strategies to mitigate high leaf grades.