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Agricultural Research Service

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Mathew G Pelletier
Cotton Production and Processing Research
Agricultural Engineer

Phone: (806) 746-5353
Fax: (806) 744-5028
1604 E FM 1294
LUBBOCK, TX, 79403

Projects
ENHANCING PROFITABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY UPLAND COTTON, COTTONSEED, & COTTON BYPROD THROUGH IMPRVMNTS IN HARVESTING, GINNING, & MECH PROCESS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 419813
IMPROVING AIR QUALITY OF AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421917

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber bio-composites: Summary of research - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Bajwa, S., Ziegler, A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Mcintyre, G. 2014. Mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber bio-composites: Summary of research. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. Printed Booklet.
Evaluation of mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber biocomposites for diverse applications - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Ziegler, A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Bajwa, S., Mcintyre, G. 2014. Evaluation of mycelium reinforced agricultural fiber biocomposites for diverse applications. Meeting Abstract. Printed Booklet..
Quantification and characterization of cotton crop biomass residue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Barnes, E.M., Kelley, M.S., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2014. Quantification and characterization of cotton crop biomass residue. Industrial Crops and Products. 56:94-104.
Bio-composites from mycelium reinforced agricultural substrates - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Ziegler, A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Bajwa, S., Mcintyre, G. 2014. Bio-composites from mycelium reinforced agricultural substrates. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Printed Booklet. Paper #141896978.
Evaluation of a cotton stripper yield monitor - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Kelley, M.S., Taylor, R.K., Porter, W.M., Barnes, E.M., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2014. Evaluation of a cotton stripper yield monitor. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. 481-493.
Evaluation of a load measurement system for cotton harvesters - (Abstract Only) - (26-Nov-13)
Evaluation of thermal treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties of bio-composites made from cotton byproducts and other agricultural fibers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., Chow, P., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Wedegaertner, T. 2014. Evaluation of thermal treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties of bio-composites made from cotton byproducts and other agricultural fibers. Industrial Crops and Products. 52:627-632.
Evaluation of Mycelium Based Acoustic Absorbers Grown on Select Agricultural Byproduct Substrates - (Abstract Only) - (05-Sep-13)
An evaluation study of mycelium based acoustic absorbers grown on agricultural by-product substrates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Bayer, E., Mcintyre, G. 2013. An evaluation study of mycelium based acoustic absorbers grown on agricultural by-product substrates. Industrial Crops and Products. 51:480-485.
Evaluation of commercial cotton harvesting systems in the southern high plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Boman, R.K., Kelley, M.S., Ashbrook, C.W., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2013. Evaluation of commercial cotton harvesting systems in the Southern High Plains. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(3):321-332.
Packaging produced from natural fibers and mycelium: Optimizing biomass blends to meet performance specifications - (Proceedings) - (26-Mar-13)
Multibar sawless lint cleaner: fiber quality analysis after 3rd year of field testing - (Abstract Only) - (11-Mar-13)
Soil permittivity response to bulk electrical conductivity for selected soil water sensors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, R.C., Casanova, J.J., Pelletier, M.G., Evett, S.R., Baumhardt, R.L. 2013. Soil permittivity response to bulk electrical conductivity for selected soil water sensors. Vadose Zone Journal. 12(2): doi10.2136/vzj2012.0133.
Evaluation of composites made from blends of cotton burs, cotton stalks, kenaf, flax, and southern pine: Heat treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties and rot resistance - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Chow, P., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2013. Evaluation of composites made from blends of cotton burs, cotton stalks, kenaf, flax, and southern pine: Heat treatments to improve physical and mechanical properties and rot resistance. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, San Antonio, Texas, January 7-10, 2013. Pg. 746.
Design and development of a large scale low-volume air sampling system - (Abstract Only)
Buser, M.D., Koller, A.A., Whitelock, D.P., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Design and development of a large scale low-volume air sampling system. ASABE Annual International Meeting. PRESENTATION ONLY.; Number 121336719.
Soil water sensor response to bulk electrical conductivity - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, R.C., Casanova, J.J., Evett, S.R., Bell, J.M., Pelletier, M.G., Baumhardt, R.L. 2012. Soil water sensor response to bulk electrical conductivity. {abstract}. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. 2012 CDROM. Paper No. 59-10.
Influence of harvesting and gin cleaning practices on Southern High Plains cotton quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Influence of harvesting and gin cleaning practices on Southern High Plains cotton quality. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(5):631-641.
Influence of grid bar shape on field cleaner performance - field testing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Gamble, G.R., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Influence of grid bar shape on field cleaner performance - field testing. Journal of Cotton Science. 16(4):255-267.
Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., McIntyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 6(4):431-439.
Crop residue inventory estimates for Texas High Plains cotton - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Barnes, E.M., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Crop residue inventory estimates for Texas High Plains cotton. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. 2012 CDROM. p. 542-552.
Comparison of high-speed roller and saw ginning on Texas high plains cotton - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Armijo, C.B., Faulkner, W.B., Boman, R.K., Kelley, M.S., Ashbrook, C.W., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2012. Comparison of high-speed roller and saw ginning on Texas high plains cotton. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, Florida. 2012 CDROM. p. 671-675.
Soil moisture sensing via swept frequency based microwave sensors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Karthikeyan, S., Green, T.R., Schwartz, R.C., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2012. Soil moisture sensing via swept frequency based microwave sensors. Sensors. 12(1):753-767.
Termite resistance of biobased composition boards made from cotton byproducts and guayule bagasse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., Chow, P., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S. 2012. Termite resistance of biobased composition boards made from cotton byproducts and guayule bagasse. Industrial Crops and Products. 36:508-512.
Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts - (Proceedings)
Holt, G.A., Mcintyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G. 2011. Fungal mycelium and cotton plant materials in the manufacture of biodegradable molded packaging material: Evaluation study of select blends of cotton byproducts. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovative Natural Fibre Composites for Industrial Applications, October 12-14, 2011, Rome, Italy. 2011 CDROM.
Influence of seed cotton extractors and cleaning rate on gin turnout and fiber quality - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2011. Influence of seed cotton extractors and cleaning rate on gin turnout and fiber quality. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, KY. Paper No. 1111287.
Influence of grid bar shape on field cleaner performance - Laboratory screening test - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G., Carroll, J.A. 2011. Influence of grid bar shape on field cleaner performance - Laboratory screening test. Journal of Cotton Science. 15(2):144-153.
Evaluation of select equipment sequences for optimal fiber recovery from stripper harvested gin waste - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., Simonton, J., Wanjura, J.D., Knabb, C., Pelletier, M.G., Wedegaertner, T. 2011. Evaluation of select equipment sequences for optimal fiber recovery from stripper harvested gin waste. Journal of Cotton Science. 15(1):43-51.
Analysis of coaxial soil cell in reflection and transmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Schwartz, R.C., Evett, S.R., McMichael, B.L., Lascano, R.J., Gitz, D.C. 2011. Analysis of coaxial soil cell in reflection and transmission. Sensors. 11:2592-2610.
Multibar sawless lint cleaner: Field testing results - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Thomas, J.W., Barnes, E.M., Gamble, G.R., Baker, R.V. 2011. Multibar sawless lint cleaner: Field testing results. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-7, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p. 646. 2011 CDROM.
Evaluation of select blends of cotton byproducts in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging material - (Abstract Only)
Holt, G.A., Wanjura, J.D., Pelletier, M.G., Mcintyre, G., Flagg, D., Bayer, E. 2011. Evaluation of select blends of cotton byproducts in the manufacture of biodegradable packaging material. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA. p. 465. 2011 CDROM.
Ginning picker and stripper harvested high plains cotton - update - (Proceedings)
Wanjura, J.D., Faulkner, W.B., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G. 2011. Ginning picker and stripper harvested high plains cotton - update. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA. p. 491-506. 2011 CDROM.
Fringe capacitance correction for a coaxial soil cell - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Viera, J., Schwartz, R.C., Lascano, R.J., Evett, S.R., Green, T.R., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2011. Fringe capacitance correction for a coaxial soil cell. Sensors. 11(1):757-770.
Low-cost electronic microwave calibration for rapid on-line moisture sensing of seedcotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Viera, J.A. 2010. Low-cost electronic microwave calibration for rapid on-line moisture sensing of seedcotton. Sensors. 10(12):11088-11099.
In-Soil and Down-Hole Soil Water Sensors: Characteristics for Irrigation Management - (Proceedings)
Evett, S.R., Schwartz, R.C., Lascano, R.J., Pelletier, M.G. 2010. In-Soil and Down-Hole Soil Water Sensors: Characteristics for Irrigation Management. In: Proceedings of the 5th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium, December 5-8, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona. Paper No:IRR10-8346.2010 CDROM.
Accurate permittivity measurements for microwave imaging via ultra-wideband removal of spurious reflectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Viera, J., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A. 2010. Accurate permittivity measurements for microwave imaging via ultra-wideband removal of spurious reflectors. Sensors. 10(9):8491-8503.
Column displacement experiments to evaluate electrical conductivity effects on electromagnetic soil water sensing - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, R.C., Evett, S.R., Pelletier, M.G. 2010. Column displacement experiments to evaluate electrical conductivity effects on electromagnetic soil water sensing [abstract]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, October 31-November 4, 2010, Long Beach, California. Paper No. 301-7. 2010 CDROM.
Cotton Bale Moisture Meter Comparison at Different Locations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Byler, R.K., Pelletier, M.G., Baker, K.D., Hughs, S.E., Buser, M.D., Holt, G.A., Carroll, J.A. 2009. Cotton Bale Moisture Meter Comparison at Different Locations. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(3): 315-320.
Complex permittivity model for time domain reflectometry soil water content sensing: I. Theory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, R.C., Evett, S.R., Pelletier, M.G., Bell, J.M. 2009. Complex permittivity model for time domain reflectometry soil water content sensing: I. Theory. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 73(3):896-897.
Analysis of Coaxial Soil Cell - (Abstract Only)
Pelletier, M.G., Schwartz, R.C., Evett, S.R., Mcmichael, B.L., Lascano, R.J., Gitz, D.C., Baker, J.T., Payton, P.R. 2008. Analysis of Coaxial Soil Cell. In: Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting, Oct. 6-8, 2008, Houston, TX. 2008 CDROM.
Microwave Imaging of Cotton Bales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Barnes, E. 2008. Microwave imaging of cotton bales. Sensors. 8(11):7241-7258.
Parallel algorithm for GPU processing; for use in high speed machine vision sensing of cotton lint trash - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G. 2008. Parallel algorithm for GPU processing; for use in high speed machine vision sensing of cotton lint trash. Sensors. 8:817-829.
Weed suppression potential of dry applied mulches used in bedding plant applications: Processed cotton gin byproducts versus conventional wood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G.A., Buser, M.D., Harmel, R.D., Potter, K.N., Pelletier, M.G., Duke, S.E. 2007. Weed suppression potential of dry applied mulches used in bedding plant applications: Processed cotton gin byproducts versus conventional wood. Journal of Cotton Science. 11:52-59.
Examination of some currently available portable cotton bale moisture meters, 2006 - (Proceedings)
Byler, R.K., Baker, K.D., Hughs, S.E., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A., Buser, M.D., Carroll, J.A. 2007. Examination of some currently available portable cotton bale moisture meters, 2006. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CD ROM pp. 676-684.
Comparison of Cotton-Based Hydro-Mulches Versus Conventional Wood and Paper Hydro-Mulches - Study 1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holt, G., Buser, M., Harmel, D., Potter, K., Pelletier, M.. 2005. Comparison of cotton-based hydro-mulches and conventional wood and paper hydro-mulches--Study 1. The Journal of Cotton Science. 9:121-127.
Multi-Path Interference Mitigation for Cotton Bale Microwave Moisture Sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G. 2005. Multi-path interference mitigation for cotton bale microwave moisture sensing. Journal of Cotton Science. 9(3):135-144.
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.
The Coby Process: Erosion Control Study Results - (Proceedings)
Holt, G.A., Buser, M.D., Pelletier, M.G., Harmel, R.D., Potter, K.N., Lee, E. 2004. The COBY process: erosion control study results. In: Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 7-10, 2004, San Antonio, TX. 2004 CD-ROM. p. 994-1000.
The Coby Process: Bedding Mulch Study Results - (Proceedings)
Holt, G.A., Buser, M.D., Pelletier, M.G., Harmel, R.D., Potter, K.N., Lee, E. 2004. The COBY Process: Bedding mulch study results. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 7-10, 2004, San Antonio, TX. 2004 CD-ROM. p. 986-993.
Calibrating a Free Space Measurement of the Dielectric Properties of Lint Cotton - (Proceedings)
Pelletier, M.G. Calibrating a free space measurement of the dielectric properties of lint cotton. 2003. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 031149. 8 p.
Multi-Path Interference Investigation for Cotton Bale Microwave Moisture Sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, Mathew G. 2004. Multipath interference investigation for cotton bale microwave moisture sensing. Journal of Cotton Science. 8:170-178.
Comparison of Mass Flow Rate Sensors for Ginning Stripper Harvested Cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BARKER, G.L., PELLETIER, M.G., LAIRD, J.W., BRASHEARS, A.D. COMPARISON OF MASS FLOW RATE SENSORS FOR GINNING STRIPPER HARVESTED COTTON. APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE. 2000. V. 16(5). P. 477-481.
Analysis and Design of a Drying Model for Use in the Design of Starch Coated Seed Cotton Dryers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Laird, J.W., Barker, G.L., Patankar, S.V. Analysis and design of a drying model for use in the design of starch coated seed cotton dryers. The Journal of Cotton Science. 2001. v. 5. p. 234-242.
Adaptive Signal Processing for Removal of Impulse Noise from Yield Monitor Signals - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Aug-01)
Temperature, Density and Velocity Effects on Lint Moisture Transfer Rates - (Proceedings)
Barker, G.L., Laird, J.W., Pelletier, M.G., Holt, G.A. 2001. Temperature, density and velocity effects on lint moisture transfer rates. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 011141.
Relative Velocity, Density, and Temperature Effects on Cotton Moisture Transfer Rates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BARKER, GARY L., LAIRD, J. WELDON, PELLETIER, MATHEW G., HOLT, GREG A. RELATIVE VELOCITY, DENSITY, AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON COTTON MOISTURE TRANSFER RATES. JOURNAL OF COTTON SCIENCE. 2001. V. 5. P. 243-251.
Adaptive Signal Processing for Removal of Impulse Noise from Yield Monitor Signals - (Proceedings)
Pelletier, M.G., Upadhyaya, S.K. Adaptive signal processing for removal of impulse noise from yield monitor signals. Journal of Cotton Sciences. 2001. v. 5. p. 224-233.
Mass Flow Measurement of Seed Cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funk, P.A., Gillum, M.N., Hughs, S.E., Pelletier, M.G. 2000. Mass Flow Measurement of Seed Cotton. Transactions of the ASAE. 43(6) p. 1401-1407.
Evaluation of Mass Flow Rate Sensors for Stripper Harvested Cotton - (Proceedings)
BARKER, G.L., PELLETIER, M.G., LAIRD, J.W., BRASHEARS, A.D. EVALUATION OF MASS FLOW RATE SENSORS FOR STRIPPER HARVESTED COTTON. PROCEEDINGS OF THE BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE. 2000. V. 2. P. 1574-1577.
Non-Contact Image Processing for Gin Trash Sensors in Stripper Harvested Cotton with Bur and Fine Trash Correction - (Proceedings)
Pelletier, M.G., Barker, G.L., Baker, Jr., R.V. Non-contact image processing for gin trash sensors in stripper harvested cotton with bur and fine trash correction. Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference. 2000. v. 1, p. 415-419.
Seed Cotton Mass Flow Measurement - (Proceedings)
Funk, P.A., Gillum, M.N., Hughs, S.E., Pelletier, M.G. 2000. Seed Cotton Mass Flow Measurement. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. V2. p. 1571-1574
Non-Contact Image Processing in Gin Trash Sensors in Stripper Harvested Cotton - (Proceedings)
Pelletier, M.G., Barker, G.L., Baker, Jr., R.V. Non-contact image processing in gin trash sensors in stripper harvested cotton. 1999. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 991126. 9 p.
Analysis of a Tomato Yield Monitor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosa, U.A., Upadhyaya, S.K., Josiah, M., Koller, M., Mattson, M., Pelletier, M.G. Analysis of a tomato yield monitor. Transactions of the ASAE. 2000. v. 43(6). p. 1331-1339.
Development of a Tomato Load/yield Monitor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelletier, M.G., Upadhyaya, Shrini K. Development of a tomato load/yield monitor. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 1999. v. 23. p. 103-117.
Image Processing for Stripper Harvested Cotton Trash Content Measurement - (Proceedings) - (06-Jan-99)
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