Seed Cotton Cleaning Versus Lint Cleaning

Eugene P. Columbus


Your cleaning machinery combinations were evaluated using a smooth-leaf and a hairy-leaf cotton. The cleaning machinery combinations without lint cleaners produced lint with more desirable fiber length properties, fewer neps and better turnout. However, the two cleaning machinery sequences that contained lint cleaners produced lint with less foreign matter, better grades and higher producer returns than did the two sequences without lint cleaners. The highest bale value was produced by the cleaning machinery sequence containing only one lint cleaner. Current market prices place more incentive on increased cleaning than on minimizing fiber damage.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 662 - 664
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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