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May 1, 2022

Planting and Harvesting Capacity in Cotton Production

This brief document is designed to provide cotton producers and researchers with estimates of planting and harvesting machine capacities. Different variables and scenarios are evaluated and explained to assist with determining the number of acres that can be planted and/or harvested in a given year.

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 […]

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

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.  

February 19, 2021

Stripper Harvesting

This 22-page PDF provides information on how to maintain and efficiently operate stripper harvesters, including field cleaner tuning tips.

February 19, 2021

Spindle Harvester Maintenance and Operation

This 38-page reference document covers key areas in maintaining spindle harvesters (pickers) and tips for efficient operation.

February 19, 2021

Seed Cotton Handling and Storage

This reference document covers traditional module building, tarp maintenance and handling round and half-size cotton modules.

February 19, 2021

Cotton Yield Maps

This eight-page document provides background material on cotton yield monitors and then provides five case studies where yield monitors have been a valuable tool for precision management.

January 19, 2021

RFID Tools for Cotton Module Management

This web page provides links to various software tools and educational information on the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) tags.

January 19, 2021

Securing Round Modules for Transport

The National Cotton Ginners recommends these safe tie-down procedures for transporting round modules.

January 19, 2021

Handling Cotton Exposed to Excessive Rainfall

The National Cotton Council provides suggestions for both producers and ginners who need to handle seed cotton that has been exposed to excessive rainfall.

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