Georgia's microgin ready to roll

Haire, Brad
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports that researchers in Georgia can improve the quality of cotton by using the modern small-scale reproduction of a commercial cotton gin. The microgin project was conceived by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton and CAES scientists and engineers, with input from the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association, the Southern Cotton Growers and the private sector. Farmers deliver their cotton, usually in large modules that can weigh 10,000 pounds, to gins, where it is dried, cleaned and ginned, a process that separates the cotton-seed from lint.


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