Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/24/2019
Publication Date: 9/24/2019
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2019. Cotton production and processing research unit - research update USDA ARS CSRL 2019 field day. Meeting Abstract. Presentation.
Technical Abstract: The USDA ARS Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit in Lubbock, TX is leading novel technology development research in cotton harvesting, ginning, and by-product utilization. This presentation briefly discusses ongoing work on improving field cleaner design on cotton stripper harvesters, managing cotton modules with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, microwave bale moisture sensing, ginning system development for cotton breeding programs, mechanical cotton seed delinting systems, defoliation by flame girdling, particulate matter abatement device development and evaluation, value-added processing of cotton byproducts for composite material production, and plastic contamination detection and removal in the ginning process. More specific and detailed information is provided on the objectives, technology transfer, and impact of ongoing research in managing cotton modules using RFID technology, ginning system development for cotton breeders, and plastic contamination detection and removal in the ginning process.