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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: Cotton module tracking and updates on gin lab research

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

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/21/2021
Publication Date: 11/21/2021
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2021. Cotton module tracking and updates on gin lab research. Cotton Incorporated- Texas State Support Committee.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Over the last five years, work at USDA ARS CPPRU has focused on the development of an electronic module management system for managing cotton modules and harvest information using radio frequency identification tags built into the wrap used on round cotton modules. This is the first complete system that provides hardware and software tools for collecting, communicating, and processing identification, location, ownership, and processing status data on a round module specific basis. Tools for scanning modules in the field, on module trucks, at the truck scale, at the module feeder, and on wheel loaders have been integrated into this system. The open source development tools have been installed at several gins across the US and additional commercial development of the system is underway. The objective of this presentation is to provide an update on the development status of this system and also briefly discuss the status of ongoing research related to plastic contamination at the Lubbock Gin Lab.