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    • Analysis of Cost Minimization of Cotton Cleaning in a Systems Framework 

      Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (National Cotton Council, 1996)
      By employing survey, regression, and simulation techniques, this research identifies the least cost cleaning configurations across the harvesting, ginning, and textile mill stages of cotton processing. Given the standard ...
    • Cost Trade-Offs of Stripper-Mounted Bur Extractors from the Producers' Perspective 

      Brashears, Alan; McPeek, Brent D.; Bennett, Blake K.; Misra, Sukant K. (National Cotton Council of America, 1997)
      The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using a bur extractor in cotton stripping. Results indicate that the bur extractor has statistically significant effect on bur percent, stick percent, ...
    • Cost/Benefit Analysis of Bur Extractors in Cotton Harvesting 

      Brashears, Alan; Sukant, Misra K.; Bennett, Blake K. (Journal of Agribusiness, 1997)
      The objective of this research was to estimate the effect of using bur extractors in cotton stripping on foreign material in harvested cotton, on both quality attributes and lint turnout, and to determine the minimum ...
    • Cost/Benefit Analysis of Bur-Extractors in Cotton Ginning 

      Brashears, Alan; Bennett, Blake K.; Nelson, Jeannie; Misra, Sukant K. (1998)
      This study provides estimates for costs and benefits to the gin when bur-extracted cotton is processed. Results indicate that gins incur a net loss of about $3 per bale of cotton by processing bur-extracted cotton.
    • A Decision Tool to Determine the Optimal Level of Lint Cleanings for Irrigated and Dryland Cotton 

      Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (1998)
      This study analyzes the level of lint cleanings in the gin plant that would maximize producer net revenues for a range of cotton prices. Results indicate that no generalized prescription should be made. The optimal level ...
    • Economics of Yield and Returns Variability with Dryland Cotton Cropping Systems 

      Middleton, Marty; Bennett, Blake K.; Keeling, J. Wayne; Segarra, Eduardo (Texas Journal of Agricultural and Natural Resources, 1997)
      Cotton production in the Texas High Plains region accounts for 15 to 18% of the total cotton production in the United States. About half of the cotton in this region is grown under dryland conditions. Although much of the ...
    • Effect of Bur Extractor on Trash in Seed Cotton and Fiber Quality for Different Harvest Dates 

      Dowty, Tracy L.; Brashears, Alan; Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (National Cotton Council of America, 1995)
      This study determines the effects of field cleaners on both trash in seed cotton and fiber quality for different harvest dates. Results indicate that the use of a field cleaner decreases bur and stick percent in seed cotton ...
    • LINT CLEANING STRIPPER-HARVESTED COTTON FOR MAXIMIZING PRODUCER NET RETURNS 

      Barker, G; Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 1997)
      This analysis simulated net returns for six stripper harvested cotton cultivars to determine the number of lint cleanings that maximizes producer net returns. The study found that net re/Urns were consistently higher for ...
    • Maximizing Net Producer Returns to Gin Lint Cleaning 

      Barker, Gary; Bennett, Blake K.; Misra, Sukant K.; Nelson, Jeannie (2010-05-05)
      This study examined the simulated net returns to gin lint cleaning in the Southern High Plains of Texas during the 1993, 1994, and 1995 crop years to determine the optimum number of lint cleanings in the gin plant. Net ...
    • Minimizing Farm-to-Mill Cleaning Cost for Irrigated and Dryland Cotton 

      Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (2010-05-05)
      By employing survey and simulation techniques, this research identifies the least cost cleaning configurations across the harvesting, ginning, and textile mill stages of cotton processing. Given the standard textile ...
    • Minimizing Farm-to-Mill Cotton Cleaning Cost 

      Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1997-12)
      This study focuses on least-cost farm-to-mill cotton cleaning configurations employing survey. regression, and simulation techniques. The resulting least-cost cotton cleaning configurations, employing standard textile ...