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April 1, 2022

Module Feeder Inspection System for Plastic Contamination: Alternative Design

This report describes the design and operation of an module feeder inspection system that provides ginners an instantaneous view of the dispersing cylinders in a cotton gin module feeder.  This is an alternative design to a previously published report.  Images are provided by network IP cameras installed in the back wall of a module feeder […]

November 29, 2021

Cotton Harvest Data Download Utility V2

UPDATED June, 2021 for new security protocols and minor bug fix update on August 15, 2022. Newer cotton harvesters from John Deere have the option of directly transmitting module serial numbers and other associated information directly to the “MyJohnDeere” website in the form of a Harvest ID files. The Cotton Harvest File Download Utility may […]

May 1, 2021

Focus on Cotton

Twice-monthly webcasts address timely cotton management issues. This is a collaborative project between Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

March 19, 2021

Texas Cotton Production Information

This Texas A&M University website contains information on key areas of cotton production and management for Southwestern producers. It provides a number of helpful decision aids, tools and publications.

March 19, 2021

Prevention of Plastic Contamination When Handling Round Modules

This document provides growers, module handlers and ginners recommendations on handling round modules from the field to the gin with a goal of eliminating plastic contamination in U.S. cotton.

March 19, 2021

Camera System to Detect Plastic in Module Feeder

This report details a simple, low-cost module-feeder camera system that gives ginners a real-time view of the module feeder’s dispersing cylinder. Similar inspection systems can be more widely used to rapidly identify when plastic gets onto the cotton module’s dispersing cylinders so that crews can remove it before it shreds and disperses.

February 19, 2021

Prevention of Plastic Contamination

This video is intended to educate producers and gins on how to best handle and gin round modules while preventing plastic contamination from the module wrap.

February 19, 2021

RFID Cotton Module Scan App

This Android-only application allows cotton modules in the field to be scanned into a load list. Scans for multiple farms and fields may be created, saved, and returned to at any time. It can also be emailed.

February 19, 2021

Cotton Harvest Systems

This Cotton Incorporated web page is a hub for information about the different types of cotton harvest systems, seed cotton handling storage and cotton module traceability.

February 19, 2021

Cotton Info App for Android Tablets

The Cotton Info App is a collection of reference materials specially designed for growers, consultants and extension workers who may not have good cellular connectivity. All materials are stored on the user’s Android tablet. (An Apple iPad version is also available.)

February 19, 2021

Proper Moisture at Harvest for Cotton Stored in Round Modules

This brochure reminds producers of the importance of harvesting cotton at proper moisture content (less than 12%) and what the potential costs are if they do not. The brochure also discusses how to determine when it is safe to harvest if a moisture meter is not available.

February 19, 2021

Module Marker Study

Applying the correct module marking ink at harvest is important to preventing contamination. This report examines the potential for four different sprays to result in contamination at the textile mill.