TITLE

Gin trash helps beautify landscapes

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Ron
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;3/15/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the utilization of gin waste from cotton creating by-products . The gin waste production is three million tons per year, in which case people decided of developing the gin waste into other usage. Greg Holt, an agricultural engineer experimented on gin trash and developed it into mulch, used for holding soil in landscapes. Holt said, the cotton lint in the waste holds the soil in place and binds the other materials jointly. Thus, mulch controls erosion of the soil.
ACCESSION #
20302696

 

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