Feasibility of Separating Cotton by Quality in Seedcotton Cleaning Machines

Weldon Laird, E.P. Columbus, and Charles K. Bragg


Cotton in the field almost always contains a certain amount of low quality fiber due to adverse weather or other conditions that affect development of individual bolls. In the present mechanical harvesting and ginning systems little effort is made to remove off-quality cotton. Research to improve seedcotton cleaning processes has shown, however, that some seedcotton cleaning machines tend to separate low quality bolls or locks with the extracted trash.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 682 - 683
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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