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

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Title: Testing of a plastic detection and removal system for round module wrap on the gin stand feeder apron

Author
item Pelletier, Mathew
item Holt, Gregory
item Wanjura, John
item Whitelock, Derek
item Funk, Paul
item Armijo, Carlos
item Gray, Marcus
item Bader, Ivan
item Tran, Kevin

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/2/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This presentation will report testing results of the USDA-ARS plastic detection and removal system installed on the #4 gin stand feeder apron at the Lubbock Gin Lab. Testing evaluated yellow, green, and pink plastic module wrap ranging in size from 1/2-inch to 2-inches with the plastic mixed into the seed cotton prior to being fed through the gin stand feeder. Plastic removed was accounted for in the feeder as well as the feeder apron removal system. Additional testing is currently underway and if the data is finished and analyzed prior to the meeting, will be presented as well.