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Robert G Hardin (Bobby)
Cotton Ginning Laboratory(Stoneville, MS)
Research Physical Scientist

Phone: (662) 686-3096
141 EXPERIMENT STATION RD
JWDSRC
STONEVILLE, MS, 38776-0256

Projects
IMPROVE FIBER QUALITY AND INDUSTRY PROFITABILITY THROUGH ENHANCED EFFICIENCIES IN COTTON GINNING
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420547
COTTON TESTING AND GINNING SERVICES FOR THE COTTON INDUSTRY
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 410687
INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR COTTON HARVEST AND LINT CLEANING - MIDSOUTH STUDIES
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 418575

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pneumatic Conveying of Seed Cotton: Minimum Velocity and Pressure Drop - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. 2014. Pneumatic Conveying of Seed Cotton: Minimum Velocity and Pressure Drop. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 131620843.
Determining Seed Cotton Mass Flow Rate by Pressure Drop Across a Blowbox: Gin Testing - (Abstract Only) - (10-Jul-14)
Pneumatic Conveying of Seed Cotton: Minimum Velocity and Pressure Drop - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Apr-14)
Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2013 Update - (Proceedings)
Hardin Iv, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2014. Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2013 Update. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 6-8, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 576-583.
Advanced fiber information systems seed coat neps baseline response from diverse mediums - (Proceedings) - (21-Jan-14)
Effect of Seed Cotton Cleaner Speeds on Machine Performance - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. 2014. Effect of Seed Cotton Cleaner Speeds on Machine Performance. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference.January 6-8, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 584-589.
Predicting seed cotton moisture content from changes in drying air temperature - second year - (Abstract Only)
Armijo, C.B., Hardin Iv, R.G., Funk, P.A., Gillum, M.N. 2014. Predicting seed cotton moisture content from changes in drying air temperature - second year [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 131619528.
Evaluation of seed cotton cleaning equipment performance at various processing rates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardin IV, R.G., Byler, R.K. 2013. Evaluation of seed cotton cleaning equipment performance at various processing rates. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(5):637-647.
Determining seed cotton mass flow rate by pressure drop across a blowbox - (Abstract Only)
Hardin IV, R.G. 2013. Determining seed cotton mass flow rate by pressure drop across a blowbox. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p 990.
Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2012 Preliminary Results - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. and P.A. Funk. Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2012 Preliminary Results. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, pp 972-977, CD ROM. 2013.
Removal of plastic sheet material with normal cotton ginning equipment - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K., Boykin Jr, J.C., and R.G. Hardin IV. Removal of plastic sheet material with normal cotton ginning equipment. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, San Antonio, TX, pp 676-685, CD ROM. 2013.
Changes in cotton gin energy use over the past 50 years - (Proceedings)
Funk, P.A., Hughs, S.E., Hardin Iv, R.G., Boykin Jr, J.C. 2013. Changes in cotton gin energy use over the past 50 years. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX. Available: http://www.cotton.org/beltwide/proceedings/.
Changes in cotton gin energy consumption apportioned by ten functions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funk, P.A., Hardin IV, R.G., Hughs, S.E., Boykin Jr, J.C. 2013. Changes in cotton gin energy consumption apportioned by ten functions. Journal of Cotton Science. 17:174-183..
Electricity use patterns in cotton gins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardin IV, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2012. Electricity use patterns in cotton gins. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(6): 841-849.
Energy monitoring in gins - 2011 - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R. G. ad Funk, P.A. 2012. Energy monitoring in gins - 2011. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). 2012 Annual International Meeting. Dallas, TX July 29 - August 1, 2012. Paper Number 12-1336884.
Seed cotton cleaning in Mid-South gins - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G. Seed cotton cleaning in Mid-South gins. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2012 Annual International Meeting. Dallas, Texas, July 29 -August 1, 2012. Paper No. 12-1336886
Predicting seed cotton moisture content from changes in drying air temperature - (Abstract Only)
Armijo, C.B., Hardin Iv, R.G., Funk, P.A., Gillum, M.N. 2012. Predicting seed cotton moisture content from changes in drying air temperature. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Presentation Only; Number 121336910.
Monitoring agricultural processing electrical energy use and efficiency - (Proceedings)
Funk, P.A., Hardin Iv, R.G. 2012. Monitoring agricultural processing electrical energy use and efficiency. ASABE Annual International Meeting. PRESENTATION - Paper No. 121338018.
Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2011 - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2012. Energy Monitoring in Gins - 2011. In: 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. p. 641-650.
Cotton gin electrical energy use trends and 2009 audit results - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funk, P.A., Hardin IV, R.G. 2012. Cotton gin electrical energy use trends and 2009 audit results. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(4):503-510.
Autonomous cotton module forming system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardin IV, R.G., Searcy, S.W. 2011. Autonomous cotton module forming system. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol. 27(4): 559-568.
Effect of processing rate on seed cotton cleaning equipment performance - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Byler, R.K. 2011. Effect of processing rate on seed cotton cleaning equipment performance. In proc of Beltwide Cotton Conference. National Cotton Council. Atlanta, GA. January 4-7, 2011. CD ROM p. 610-619.
Energy monitoring in gins - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Funk, P.A. 2011. Energy Monitoring in Gins. In proc of Beltwide Cotton Conference. National Cotton Council. Atlanta, GA. January 4-7, 2011. CD ROM p. 636-645.
Survey of seed cotton cleaning equipment in mid-south gins - (Proceedings)
Hardin IV, R.G., Valco, T.D., Byler, R.K. 2011. Survey of seed cotton cleaning equipment in mid-south gins. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 602-609.
Energy conservation principles - (Proceedings)
Funk, P.A., Hardin Iv, R.G. 2011. Energy conservation principles. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. 628-635.
Operator feedback system for the module builder Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardin IV, R.G., Searcy, S.W. 2010. Operator feedback system for the module builder. Journal of Cotton Science. 14:154-163.
Experiences in high-speed roller ginning of mid-south grown cotton Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K., Delhom, C.D., Hardin Iv, R.G. 2010. Experiences in high-speed roller ginning of mid-south grown cotton. Proceedings of ASABE Annual International Meeting. (ASABE) Paper No. 1009117. June 20-23, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA.
Autonomous Module Builder Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hardin Iv, R.G., Searcy, S.W. 2010. Autonomous Module Builder. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD ROM p. 558-569.
Quality Comparison of Saw and Roller Ginning Three Mid-South Cultivars Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Byler, R.K., Hardin Iv, R.G., Delhom, C.D., Armijo, C.B. 2010. Quality Comparison of Saw and Roller Ginning Three Mid-South Cultivars [abstract]. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD ROM p. 657.
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