Cotton Incorporated has recently published a document that combines the research done in North Carolina and Texas looking at handling Round Modules and contamination. The publication goes through the many aspects of wrap damage that were observed by the researchers in working with Rounds. This publication should be read by all ginners and shared where possible with producers to help the entire process understand how modules get can get damaged and contamination can make it into the gin to begin with.
A couple years ago, one gin had a LARGE number of plastic calls. The only thing the gin did to change that was to limit who drove the equipment that unloaded and staged the modules on the yard. Limiting the operators to a couple well trained individuals made all the difference and their calls all but went away.
Please take a few minutes to download, read and share this document.