Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/29/2018
Publication Date: 5/31/2018
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Barnes, E.M., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2018. New tools for managing cotton modules. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD ROM.
Technical Abstract: A new system for managing cotton modules was developed. The system makes use of RFID tags contained on round modules formed by John Deere harvesters. The system consists of a mobile application for scanning modules staged at the edge of the field, a module truck based system for scanning modules as they are loaded/unloaded in the field and at the gin yard, and a data management utility that compiles all of the module location data for inventory and reporting purposes by gin users and growers. This system is the first of its kind to allow gins to move away from the system of manually tagging each module or load of modules and utilize electronic means to inventory and track the movement of modules from the field through the gin.