Submitted to: Texas A&M Cotton Producer Educational Program
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/23/2019
Publication Date: 7/23/2019
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2019. Harvester maintenance to prevent contamination. Texas A&M Cotton Producer Educational Program. Presentation. Lubbock, TX, July 23, 2019.
Technical Abstract: With the introduction and wide spread adoption of round module forming cotton harvesters, plastic contamination has becoming a growing threat to the reputation of US cotton as a reliable source of high quality contamination free cotton. The complex systems used onboard modern cotton pickers and strippers to form seed cotton into cylindrical modules and wrap them in protective plastic film must be properly setup and maintained to ensure that plastic does not enter seed cotton modules in the field. Critical maintenance and operational points of the baling and wrapping systems are discussed.