Cost/Trade-Offs of Stripper Mounted Bur Extractors from the Cotton Industry Perspective

Jeannie Nelson, Sukant K. Misra, Blake K. Bennett, Alan Brashears


This study provides estimates of cost/trade-offs of stripper mounted bur-extractors from the producer, ginner, and the overall cotton industry perspective. Results indicated that cotton producers incur net savings of about $6 per bale as a result of using a bur-extractor in the harvesting process. It was also determined that gins incur a net loss of about $3 per bale of cotton by processing bur-extracted cotton. The overall cotton industry was thus found to experience savings of about $3 per bale when a bur-extractor is used in the harvesting process.


bur-extractors; cotton; harvested cotton

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