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Quality of Spindle-Harvested Cotton

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  031148,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13749) @2003
Authors:   Kevin D. Baker, S. Ed Hughs, James Mackey
Keywords:   Cotton ginning, harvesting

Three cotton varieties were grown under furrow-irrigated conditions in southern New Mexico and harvested with three different spindle picker machine/speed combinations. Results for harvest losses and trash content showed a highly significant interaction between variety and machine/speed combination. This interaction caused difficulty in interpreting results from this 1-year study. Therefore, a follow-up study is planned.

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