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What is the difference between a cotton picker and a cotton stripper?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:38:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

What is the difference between a cotton picker and a cotton stripper?

What is the difference between a cotton picker and a cotton stripper?

Cotton Picker

A picker does just that, it 'picks' the cotton from the boll by means of revolving spindles fingers or prongs without material damage to foliage or unopened bolls. And a picker usually is used more than once since cotton is a continuous fruiting plant during the growing season. A picker may make repeated trips through cotton as the bolls ripen.

Cotton Striper

Cotton strippers are used as a once-over harvest machine. Found in areas where weather conditions prevent repeated harvests, strippers 'pull' the entire boll, ripe or not or sever the stalk near the surface of the ground and take the entire stalk, together with cotton bolls into the machine and another machine is used to remove the burr and vegetative matter.

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