3-4 % cotton is wasted during ginning process which is collected in an adjacent room.
It is separated from un- ginned cotton during ginning process.
The ginning turnover is usually taken in the range of 35% cotton 4% waste and 61% seed (with 10% variation).
Like Gallian, Williams grew up in the cotton ginning business.
As California's cotton ginning industry has dwindled, however, Williams has seen increasing dissension and disagreements.
We would have made money for our members, but not as much as they could have received ginning somewhere else.
Stanley Anthony, who heads research at the Stoneville (Mississippi) Cotton Ginning Laboratory.
Inlow credits technical knowledge gained at the ginning school with helping him make changes in the gin operation and its machinery.
Stacey Harrell, a computer systems analyst for the Dumas Cotton Gin in Dumas, Arkansas, says, "Even though I had observed the ginning operation while growing up and had some experience, I really didn't know the details until I attended the school.
Ginning involves the removal of trash, which includes any type of plant debris that becomes attached to cotton when it's picked from the field.
Anthony and colleagues are developing new modifications to the ginning process so cotton will have to pass through only those cleaning steps that are really necessary.
Four patents were recently issued for a computerized ginning process control system that Anthony has invented.