The music you
CCR's version of:
Cotton Fields back Home
only one thing more that's gonna warm you
A summer's day out in California
It's gonna be those cotton fields back home"
|Cotton harvest does
not end the cotton season....it is just beginning! The next few paragraphs
will be a narrative of the "technical" part of the ginning process.It was
written at my request by my sweet
and busy husband. I am hoping that the information on this page will help any person who researching any aspect of the cotton industry. If that is the case and you benefit from this, please drop my husband
an e-mail and tell him you appreciate his hard work on this project......he will really appreciate it...*S*
Cotton Gins are a critical part of the process of getting a field grown cropinto the marketplace. Seed cotton is turned into two major by-products and two minorby-products when processed by the cotton gin.
Delivered to the gin in either trailers or in large bales known as modules, the seed cottonis fed into the gin plant by suction and then metered out at a rate suitable to the gin's capacity and the condition of the seed cotton (trashy, clean, wet, or dry).
Clean, dry seed cotton can be processed at the highest capacities, thus lessening overstocked conditions in the waiting-to-be-ginned line. Almost all ginsuse gas fired dryers to dry seed cotton to around 7% moisture. This is optimumfor most ginning systems.
After drying and some threshing type processing to remove larger trash, seedcotton is fed into the "ginstand" where "cottonseed" is removed from the lint.
|There are two major products
derived from the seed cotton. The seed is blowninto bins where it
is held for shipment to cottonseed buyers.
The lint, which hasbeen removed
from the seed by means of flat
Motes are sold as low -grade
cotton fiber mainly because of their short fibers and off-color appearance.
The cleaned lint is then fed into the
|The final product of ginned
seed cotton is gin trash. It consist mainly of cotton plant parts which
have been removed in the cleaning machinery. Cotton gin trash is
usually piled on the gin property where it is allowed to compost.
It makes a great mulch for landscaping and
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Cotton gins and cotton harvest
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