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Thomas D Valco (Tommy)
Mid South Area (MSA)
Technology Transfer Coordinator

Phone: (662) 686-5255
Fax: (662) 686-5235
Room 212
COTTON GINNING RESEARCH UNIT - BLDG. 22
JWDSRC
111 EXPERIMENT STATION RD
STONEVILLE, MS, 38776-0225


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Beltwide cotton quality before and after lint cleaning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitelock, D.P., Armijo, C.B., Boykin Jr, J.C., Buser, M.D., Holt, G.A., Barnes, E.M., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Waston, M.D. 2011. Beltwide cotton quality before and after lint cleaning. Journal of Cotton Science. 15:282-291.
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.
Predicting Fiber Quality After Commercial Ginning Based on Fiber Obtained with Laboratory-Scale Gin Stands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Whitelock, D.P., Armijo, C.B., Buser, M.D., Holt, G.A., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Barnes, E.M., Watson, M.D. 2010. Predicting Fiber Quality After Commercial Ginning Based on Fiber Obtained with Laboratory-Scale Gin Stands. Journal of Cotton Science. 14:34-45.
Value out of the Rear of the Gin - Utilizing Cottonseed and Gin Wastes to Maximize Profits - (Popular Publication)
Valco, T.D. 2009. Value out of the Rear of the Gin - Utilizing Cottonseed and Gin Wastes to Maximize Profits. Cotton Farming. November, 2009. p. 23.
Getting the Most Out of Your Gin - Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs - (Popular Publication)
Valco, T.D. 2009. Getting the Most Out of Your Gin - Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs. Cotton Farming. October 2009, p15.
Gearing up for the Ginning Season: Things Ginners Need to do Before the Modules Arrive on the Yard - (Popular Publication)
Valco, T.D. 2009. Gearing up for the Ginning Season: Things Ginners Need to do Before the Modules Arrive on the Yard. Cotton Farming. September, 2009: pp. 10-11.
Fractionation of Foreign Matter in Ginned Lint Before and After Lint Cleaning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Armijo, C.B., Whitelock, D.P., Buser, M.D., Holt, G.A., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Barnes, E.M., Watson, M.D. 2009. Fractionation of Foreign Matter in Ginned Lint Before and After Lint Cleaning. Transactions of the ASABE. Vol. 52(2): 419-426.
The Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2007 Survey Results - (Proceedings)
Valco, T.D., Green, J., Isom, R.A., Findley, D.S., Price, T.L., Ashley, H. 2009. The Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2007 Survey Results. In the Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 5-8, 2009, San Antonio, Texas. 2009 CDROM.
100 Years of Cotton Production, Harvesting and Ginning Systems Engineering: 1907 - 2007 - (Review Article)
Hughs, S.E., Valco, T.D., Williford, J.R. 2008. 100 years of cotton production, harvesting and ginning systems engineering: 1907 - 2007. Transactions of the ASABE. 51(4):1187-1198.
Manual Fractionation of MDTA-3 Trash Removed from Lint Before and After Lint Cleaning - (Proceedings)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Whitelock, D.P., Armijo, C.B., Buser, M.D., Holt, G.A., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Barnes, E.M., Watson, M.D. 2008. Manual Fractionation of MDTA-3 Trash Removed from Lint Before and After Lint Cleaning. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Providence, RI. Paper No. 084182. 19 pages.
The Cotton Ginning Industry: Past, Present, and Future - (Proceedings)
Valco, T.D., Ashley, H. 2008. The Cotton Ginning Industry: Past, Present, and Future. In the Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, TN. 2008 CDROM.
Economic Comparison of On-Board Module Builder Harvest Methods - (Proceedings)
Martin, S.W., Valco, T.D. 2008. Economic Comparison of On-Board Module Builder Harvest Methods. In the Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, TN. 2008 CDROM.
Comparison of Five Small-Scale Laboratory Gins to Seven Commercial Gins Sampled Across the Cotton Belt - (Proceedings)
Boykin Jr, J.C., Whitelock, D.P., Buser, M.D., Armijo, C.B., Holt, G.A., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Barnes, E.M., Watson, M.D. 2008. Comparison of Five Small-Scale Laboratory Gins to Seven Commercial Gins Sampled Across the Cotton Belt. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Nashville, TN. CD ROM pp 737-752.
Beltwide Cotton Quality Study - (Proceedings)
Whitelock, D.P., Buser, M.D., Armijo, C.B., Holt, G.A., Boykin Jr, J.C., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Barnes, E.M., Watson, M.D. 2008. Beltwide cotton quality study. In: Proceedings of the World Cotton Research Conference, September 9-15, 2007, Lubbock, Texas. 2007 CDROM.
Beltwide Gin Sampling - First Season - (Proceedings)
Whitelock, D.P., Buser, M.D., Armijo, C.B., Holt, G.A., Boykin Jr, J.C., Valco, T.D., Findley, D.S., Barnes, E.M., Watson, M.D. 2007. Beltwide gin sampling - first season. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM p. 1930-1935.
Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2004 Survey Results - (Popular Publication)
Valco, T.D., Green, K., Findley, D.S., Price, T.L., Isom, R.A. 2006. Cost of ginning cotton - 2004 survey results. Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press. pp3-6
Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2004 Survey Results - (Proceedings)
Valco, T.D., Green, K., Price, T.L., Findley, D.S., Isom, R.A. 2006. Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2004 Survey Results. In the Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. 2006 CD-ROM
Managing Lint Quality, Making a Profit: Harvesting and Ginning - (Proceedings)
Valco, T.D. 2005. Managing Lint Quality, Making a Profit: Harvesting and Ginning. In the Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 4-7, 2005, New Orleans, LA. 2005 CDROM
Moisture Restoration of Cotton - (Trade Journal)
Valco, T.D., Anthony, W.S., Byler, R.K., Pelletier, M.G., Hughs, S.E., Norman, W.M. Moisture restoration of cotton. Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press, September 4, 2004 pp5-8.
Maximizing Fiber Quality and Bale Value - (Trade Journal)
Valco, T.D. 2004. Maximizing fiber quality and bale value. Cotton Farming, September 2004, pp22.
The Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2001 Survey Results - (Proceedings)
VALCO, T.D., COLLINS, B., FINDLEY, D.S., KELLEY, G., LEE, T., ISOM, R.A., WILLCUTT, M.H. 2003. The Cost of Ginning Cotton - 2001 Survey Results. In the Proceeding of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 6-10, 2003, Nashville, TN. 2003. CDRom
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