Seed cotton that is delivered to the gin contains three main components: fibre, seed, and trash. One of the major tasks of the gin is to separate the fibre from the seed and remove trash. From a grower’s perspective the amount and percentages of each of the three components are very important as they will determine their economic return.
This is commonly referred to as turn out and mostly quoted in percentage, with lint turn out (LTO%), sometimes to as gin turn out (GTO%) the most important, followed by seed and trash percentages.
Click below to download the Turn Out fact sheet that outlines how LTO% is determined and what affects Turn Out.