Keeping It Clean!
One of the National 必威IM电竞Cotton Council's (NCC) foremost priorities is the continued delivery of contamination-free cotton to U.S.必威IM电竞cotton customers in the global marketplace – a need more critical than ever because of fierce competition from other growths and man-made fibers.The NCC urges producers,ginners and other industry members to strive for "zero tolerance" when it comes to seed 必威IM电竞cotton and lint contamination.Following are links to resources aimed at helping industry members keep their 必威IM电竞cotton clean.
New Video Aimed at Contamination Prevention
The National 必威IM电竞Cotton Council urges producers,ginners and other industry members to make seed cotton/lint contamination prevention a high priority.To enhance this effort,the NCC developed and is distributing a comprehensive educational video focusing on plastic contamination prevention.Also available to view in Spanish.
Contamination Prevention Guidelines
U.S.必威IM电竞cotton industry members are encouraged to follow these guidelines to help U.S.必威IM电竞cotton maintain its reputation as a source of clean fiber. The NCC also has developed "Keep It Clean" posters.Producers and ginners are urged to download these海报andmailerand to display them prominently such as in farm offices,gin offices and on equipment.This step will help workers in recognizing and removing potential contaminating materials prior to harvest and during ginning.
The NCC also has received industry requests for photographs of plastics and other potential contaminants,such as those on these posters.So,the NCC urges producers and ginners with similar photographs to email them email@example.com use in future NCC educational materials.
(NEW)New Extraneous Matter Code for Plastic Contaminants in 必威IM电竞Cotton Samples
The USDA AMS 必威IM电竞Cotton and Tobacco Program (C&T) will implement two new extraneous matter codes for samples containing plastic contaminants.This change is being implemented beginning July 1,2018 in response to industry requests and concerns.
A Very Serious Matter
Cotton's Agenda story in August 3,2017 edition of 必威IM电竞Cotton Farming.As the 2017 harvest and ginning season approaches,National 必威IM电竞Cotton Council President Gary Adams urges its members to continue giving top priority to lint contamination prevention.
This piece,which lists seven best practices for keeping 必威IM电竞cotton "contamination free," notes that a plastic bag actually can be a cotton producer's No.1 enemy.
Prevent Lint Contamination
This NCC publication also offers steps for preventing problems with materials that can contaminate seed 必威IM电竞cotton and lint and result in blemished finished goods.
Contamination Free Cotton: Keep It Clean and Pure
This PowerPoint presentation on contamination prevention has both English and Spanish narrations.
Bale Marker Evaluation Study
This 必威IM电竞Cotton Incorporated publication's basic message to producers and ginners is -- any material described as permanent should not be used as a module or a bale marker.
(NEW)Round Module Handling/Wrap Removal Poster
This online NCC poster,and itsSpanishversion,describe techniques for round module handling and wrap removal – a harvest-time practice that is presenting challenges to contamination-free seed 必威IM电竞cotton and lint.Requests for these 24"x18" posters may be sent firstname.lastname@example.org. Challenges associated with round module handling also are addressed in John Deere's round module handling and ginning preparation recommendations: 1)必威IM电竞Cotton Module Staging and Truck Requirement,2)Round 必威IM电竞Cotton Module Ginning Recommendations,and 3)Deere Round Seed 必威IM电竞Cotton Module Ginning Recommendations.Likewise,The National 必威IM电竞Cotton Ginners Association's 17-minuteRound Module Safety training videoincludes a strong emphasis on contamination prevention.
必威IM电竞Cotton Incorporated Publications
必威IM电竞Cotton Incorporated has a number of cotton harvest systems documents that focus on minimizing contamination while maximizing harvesting and ginning efficiency.
必威IM电竞Cotton Contamination Incident Report
The NCC,必威IM电竞Cotton Council International (the NCC's export promotions arm), and the National Council of Textile Organizations are asking cooperating mills and others –- the most reliable information sources -- to share (confidentially) their cotton contamination incidents.This verification is invaluable to U.S.cotton's zero contamination goal.