9451 Bale Bagging Properties and Rate of Cotton Bale Weight Change during Storage

Thursday, January 8, 2009: 11:00 AM
Salon D (Marriott Riverwalk Hotel)
Richard K. Byler, USDA-ARS, Stoneville, MS and Andy Jordan, Memphis, TN
Studies were made of several common bale bagging materials with various hole sizes and patterns in them to determine the rate of moisture transfer through them under laboratory conditions.  These were then compared to the change of weight of carefully monitored cotton bales stored in similar bagging.