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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Five Tips for a Smooth Ginning Season

Author
item Byler, Richard

Submitted to: Cotton Farming
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: July 16, 2007
Publication Date: August 1, 2007
Citation: Byler, R.K. 2007. Five Tips for a Smooth Ginning Season. Cotton Farming. Vol. 51(8): 26.

Interpretive Summary: Cotton ginners need to be nearly finished with the preparation of their ginning plant for the coming season but there are a few things they can do now in other aspects of the business. They should have a program to record down time during the coming season so they can make plans to address problems in the coming repair season. They need to have a safety program planned for the workers and involve them in the program. It is to their economic benefit, as well as for the farmers, to encourage the farmers to harvest seed cotton at proper moisture content, form the seed cotton into well shaped modules and cover them with tarps of good quality. They need to be especially careful if they add water to the lint in not adding too much which will cause deterioration of the lint in the bale.

Technical Abstract: Cotton ginners need to be nearly finished with the preparation of their ginning plant for the coming season but there are a few things they can do now in other aspects of the business. They should have a program to record down time during the coming season so they can make plans to address problems in the coming repair season. They need to have a safety program planned for the workers and involve them in the program. It is to their economic benefit, as well as for the farmers, to encourage the farmers to harvest seed cotton at proper moisture content, form the seed cotton into well shaped modules and cover them with tarps of good quality. They need to be especially careful if they add water to the lint in not adding too much which will cause deterioration of the lint in the bale.

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