Optimal Gin Lint Cleaning of Stripper Harvested Cottons

Don E. Ethridge, Gary L. Barker, Danya L. Bergan


Five common cotton cultivars in West Texas were evaluated, each with early, mid, and late season stripper harvesting. Each situation was simulated with 0, 1, 2, and 3 stages of lint cleaning in ginning to determine the maximum net returns associated with lint cleaning. The optimal number of lint cleanings was 2 in half of the situations examined, and 1 or 3 stages of lint cleaning in the other situations. No clear-cut general guidelines were derived.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 516 - 518
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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