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Session Overview

Most farmers and ginners still use paper tags to identify modules in the field, often with the help of a large number painted on the side of traditional modules. With RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags already embedded in round modules, every module comes with a unique identifier and all of the data associated with the module can be transmitted directly from the picker.

A series of presentations were created for the 2017 Cotton Ginners School of how ginners can begin to take advantage of RFID tags for module tracking and data management. Those presentations have been captured in the series of webcasts presented below.

The ginner schools' programming is coordinated by the NCGA, working in conjunction with USDA's cotton technology transfer coordinator, and the three USDA ginning laboratories. School cooperators are: USDA's Agricultural Research Service, NCGA and its member associations, the NCC, Cotton Incorporated, gin machinery/equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and select land grant universities.

Selected Continuing Education Presentations

RFID Module Tracking: Setting up Your John Deere
Green Star Monitor

− Rich Lindsey, Cherokee Gin & Cotton Co.
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2017 Cotton Harvester Updates
− Christopher Murray, John Deere Des Moines Works
 Watch Presentation | Download PDF 

New Technologies for Managing Cotton Modules
− John D. Wanjura, USDA-ARS
 Watch Presentation | Download PDF 

Automated HID File Download Tool
− Edward (Ed) M. Barnes, Cotton Incorporated
 Watch Presentation | Download PDF 

Basic Data Flow and Requirements for RFID Data
Between John Deere and eCotton Gin

− Scott Pinto, EWR, Inc.
 Watch Presentation | Download PDF 

RFID Utilization at Silver Creek Gin
− Jonathan McBride, Silver Creek Gin
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Potential Impact of Contamination
− Greg Holt, USDA-ARS
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