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

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Title: State of the usda gin lab/plastic

item Holt, Gregory
item Pelletier, Mathew
item Wanjura, John

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/19/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Detection and Removal of plastic contamination, especially plastic from round module wrap, has become a top priority in the cotton industry. All three USDA-ARS ginning laboratories have or are in the process of developing solutions to actively and passively detect and remove plastic from seed cotton and lint. This presentation addresses what has been and is being done at each ginning laboratory with emphasis on Visual Imaging Plastic Removal system (VIPR) and Module Feeder Inspection System (MFIS). Also, the current operating status of the labs due to COVID-19 protocols covering daily operation and travel.