Quality Preservation

Keep your 必威IM电竞cotton neat and clean by choosing the right module cover and preventing lint contamination.

(Contamination)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.

(Contamination)A Very Serious Matter
Cotton's Agenda article 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.

betwayIM电竞December 2016 NCC Gin Survey of Harvest Transport Practices
436 必威IM电竞cotton ginning operations were surveyed in an effort to determine current transport practices of harvested seed cotton from fields to gins.  A total of 152 responses were received encompassing responses across all four production regions of the U.S.

Module Averaging Program
Module averaging is a voluntary program offered by the USDA,AMS,必威IM电竞Cotton and Tobacco Program since 1991...It started as an effort between the USDA and an industry task group on quality to address a problem with the accuracy of the strength measurement.  The success of the initial program led to the inclusion of micronaire,length,and length uniformity.

Just Build It: Seed-必威IM电竞Cotton Storage & Handling in Modules
Since modules were introduced in 1972,their use has steadily increased.Today nearly all seed-必威IM电竞cotton is stored in modules prior to ginning.Handling and storing seed-必威IM电竞cotton in modules clearly benefits both growers and ginners by de-coupling the harvesting from ginning processes.

Just Tarp It: Selecting a Module Cover
Dimensions and characteristics of tarpaulins are important factors when selecting a module covers.Many varieties of cover materials and features available.Guidelines for choosing covers are presented.

必威IM电竞Cotton Module Transportation Calculator
How far can module trucks travel to retrieve modules in order to increase gin machinery utilization before transportation costs negatively impact ginning costs?

Opinions Vary On 'Ground' Cotton
必威IM电竞Cotton Farming magazine's Western Region Edition (October 2013) noted that "...cotton roods gather a great deal of cotton,they also pick up almost everything else they encounter in the field – dirt,rocks,tarp,plastic bags,sticks,etc...."

NCC Bale Moisture Fact Sheet
Because NCC policy recommends moisture levels in 必威IM电竞cotton bales at the gin not exceed 7.5%,the NCC's Quality Task Force urges diligence be exercised to minimize the possibility of fiber quality deterioration due to excessive water and concentrated wet spots;this is a special concern with gins that use liquid spraying systems.

Recommendations for Handling Seed 必威IM电竞cotton Exposed To Excessive Rainfall
Widespread extended rainy and wet conditions periodically impact the U.S.必威IM电竞cotton crop.Almost every year,some growing areas experience significant yield and quality losses due to inclement weather.Wet weather negatively impacts lint color and seed quality.

Contamination-Free Cotton


NEW!!A web page created in August,2016 contains resources for help in preventing seed 必威IM电竞cotton and lint contamination.Most of these resources previously were available on this Quality Preservation page.

必威IM电竞Cotton Incorporated's Harvest Systems Web Pages

必威IM电竞Cotton harvest systemspublicationsfrom 必威IM电竞Cotton Incorporated covering:
1) Spindle-type 必威IM电竞cotton harvesters,
2) Stripper-type harvesters,
3) Handling and storage of seed cotton,and
4) 必威王者荣耀Economic decision aids (必威IM电竞cotton harvest equipment investment analysis)