The Spindle-Type Cotton Harvester
Suggested Reading on Cotton Pickers
Bader, M.J. 1996. Results from Boll Saver tests. In Proc. 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conf. 2:1658- 1661.
Baker, K.D., and E. Hughs. 2010. Optimizing spindle speed for cotton pickers. In Proc. 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conf. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Balkcom, K.S., J.S. Bergtold, C.D. Monks, A.J. Price, D.P. Delaney. 2010. Planting and defoliation timing impacts on cotton yield and quality. In Proc. 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conf. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bednarz, C.W., W.D. Shurley, and W.S. Anthony. 2002. Losses in yield, quality, and profitability of cotton from improper harvest timing. Agronomy Journal 94:1004-1011.
Byler, R.K., M.H. Willcutt, M.J. Buschermohle, W.D. Mayfield, and E.M. Barnes. 2010. The effects of three module types on cotton ginning and fiber quality. In Proc. 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conf. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Buehring, N.W., R. Dobbs, M.P. Harrison, M.H. Willcutt, and S. Spurlock. 2009. Non-irrigated spindle picker 15-inch and wide-row cotton production systems analysis. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1178. Mississippi State University.
Calhoun, D.S., T.P. Wallace, W.S. Anthony, and M.E. Barfield. 1996. Comparison of lint fraction and fiber quality data from hand- vs. machine-harvested samples in cotton yield trails. In Proc. 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conf. pp. 1:611-615. Memphis, Tennessee: Nat. Cotton Council. Am.
Cooke Jr., F.T., D. Parvin Jr., and S. Spurlock. 1991. The cost of cotton harvesting systems in the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 972. Mississippi State University.
Deutsch, T.A., and H.C. Hadley. 2001. Narrow row crop harvester with lateral conveying of cut row. U.S. Patent Number 6,293,078 B1. Assigned to Deere and Company. Moline, Illinois.
Fairbank, J.P., and K.O. Smith. 1950. Cotton mechanization in California. ASAE Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 219-222. St. Joseph, Michigan.
Faircloth, J.C., R. Hutchinson, J. Barnett, K. Paxton, A. Coco, and P. Price III. 2004. An evaluation of alternative cotton harvesting methods in Northeast Louisiana – A comparison of the brush stripper and spindle harvester. The Journal of Cotton Science 8:55-61. http://journal.cotton.org.
Faulkner, W.B., J. Wanjura, R. Bowman, B. Shaw, and C. Parnell. Evaluation of modern cotton harvest systems on irrigated cotton: Economic returns. In press.
Faulkner, W.B., B.W. Shaw, and E. Hequet. 2008. Effects of harvesting method on foreign matter content, fiber quality, and yarn quality from irrigated cotton on the High Plains. In Proc. 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conf. pp. 612-619. Memphis, Tennessee: Nat. Cotton Council. Am.
Faulkner, W.B., J.D. Wanjura, B.W. Shaw, and E.F. Hequet. 2009. Effect of harvesting method on fiber and yarn quality from irrigated cotton on the High Plains. In Proc. 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conf. Memphis, Tennessee: Nat. Cotton Council. Am. Available on CD-ROM.
Hagen, C.R. 1951. Twenty-five years of cotton picker development. Agricultural Engineering, ASAE Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 593-599. St. Joseph, Michigan.
Harrison, G.J. 1951. Breeding and adapting cotton to mechanization. Agricultural Engineering, ASAE Vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 486-488. St. Joseph, Michigan.
Hopson Jr., H.H. 1944. Mechanization of a Delta cotton plantation. First Annual Production Mechanization Conference. National Cotton Council of America.
Hughes, R. 1997. John Deere cotton harvesters, the first 60 years: 1930-1990. Green Magazine, February 1997, pp. 9-14.
International Harvester Company. 1942. International harvester has now developed its mechanical cotton picker. Nov. 29, 1942, press release. McCormick IH Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.
International Harvester Company. 1948. International harvester’s great new cotton picker now in quantity production. McCormick IH Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.
John Deere. 2008. Cotton module staging instructions and truck requirements # N390094.