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Research Project: Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization

Location: Cotton Ginning Research

Title: Exploring methods to detect stickiness in seed cotton at the cotton gin

item Whitelock, Derek
item Delhom, Christopher - Chris
item Funk, Paul
item Armijo, Carlos

Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/30/2018
Publication Date: 7/30/2018
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Delhom, C.D., Funk, P.A., Armijo, C.B. 2018. Exploring methods to detect stickiness in seed cotton at the cotton gin. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Presentation only.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: At different times, the cotton industry has struggled to deal with cotton stickiness (“honeydew”). Sticky cotton at the gin can increase the time to process a module of seed cotton from minutes to days. Stickiness at a level which impacts ginning is virtually guaranteed to impact textile processing. Cotton gins need a simple, low-cost method to detect stickiness in seed cotton before ginning to help the gin make decisions on how best to manage the sticky modules. This paper summarized current exploratory work to develop a reliable method for cotton gins.