This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Steve Searcy, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Suggested introduction cut 1:
After cotton has been harvested it is usually formed into a module and covered with a tarp until it can be transported to the gin. Dr. Steve Searcy, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been studying the economic impact poor tarps and poorly built modules can have to a producer’s bottom line.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
Searcy says an ideal module should have a rounded or crowned surface.
Suggested introduction cut 3:
In addition to building the module properly, Searcy says it is important for producers to inspect the module tarps.