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NCC produces plastic contamination prevention video

The National Cotton Council (NCC), with assistance from multiple cotton industry sources, has developed a comprehensive video with educational information for the prevention of plastic contamination in seed cotton and lint.

Packages containing the educational video and suggested meeting materials have been sent to the NCC’s interest organizations and all U.S. gins. The video may also be viewed at

The video provides producers and ginners with best management practices to handle and process round modules - with a specific goal of preventing contamination from module wrap. Among major topics addressed in the video are: 1) taking the time to remove contaminants in the field; 2) a review of key maintenance and component adjustments on round module harvesters to ensure proper operation; 3) best practices for transporting and staging round modules in the field and at the gin yard; and 4) best practices on unwrapping/feeding round modules into the gin to avoid plastic contamination.