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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: Handling and ginning wet cotton

item Wanjura, John

Submitted to: Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2019
Publication Date: 8/1/2019
Citation: Wanjura, J.D. 2019. Handling and ginning wet cotton. Workshop Proceedings. Presentation. Lubbock, TX and Stoneville, MS.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Wet cotton issues plagued the US cotton industry in Texas and the Southeast in 2018. Issues with cotton rotting in round modules due to improper harvest moisture were noted. Proper moisture levels for seed cotton storage in conventional modules was discussed. Current and ongoing research on developing moisture recommendations for storing cotton inside plastic wrapped round modules was discussed. The need for properly designed drying and conditioning systems was emphasized.