Cost/Trade-Offs of Stripper Mounted Bur Extractors from the Cotton Industry Perspective
Keywords:bur-extractors, cotton, harvested cotton
AbstractThis 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.
How to Cite
Nelson, J., Misra, S. K., Bennett, B. K., & Brashears, A. (2016). Cost/Trade-Offs of Stripper Mounted Bur Extractors from the Cotton Industry Perspective. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 11, 86–95. Retrieved from https://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/211