Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/8/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: This report is a brief overview of some of the research activity that is currently going on at the three USDA Ginning Laboratories. The various research projects cover every aspect of the ginning process as well as aspects of variety and raw fiber quality, and textile processing/quality. Projects being worked on include working with cotton breeders on development of new varieties/strains, new cotton cleaning techniques, gin measurement of cotton condition and quality, automatic control of both saw and roller gins, seed handling, better control of particulate emissions, etc. Detailed information about any of the individual projects can be had by contacting the particular laboratory conducting the research.