Cage Gin for Upland and Pima Cotton

L.H. Wilkes, M.L. Mehner, and W.F. Lalor


Cage ginning is a new concept of removing the lint from the seed. Results from laboratory spinning tests show that the yarns produced from cage-ginned fiber are stronger and more uniform than saw-ginned lint from three long staple upland varieties. Little differences were measured between the yarns from cage-ginned and roller ginned lint with Pima. Yarns produced from cage-ginned Pima cotton were significantly better than from roller-ginned lint.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 547 - 550
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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