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Proper Handling of Round Cotton
Modules From Field to Gin

April 2013



By Thomas D. Valco, Ph.D.
Cotton Technology Transfer Coordinator
USDA-ARS
Stoneville, Mississippi
Phone:
662-335-0540
Email: Thomas.Valco@ars.usda.gov


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Summary: This presentation will help cotton producers, custom harvesters and ginners to reduce the chance of plastic contamination in the cotton bale. The rapid adoption of round modules has caused some problems and concerns in the handling and processing round cotton modules. When round modules are handled improperly, the potential for plastic contamination in the cotton bale is increased. This presentation will review the proper methods of handling round modules in the field and the gin.





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