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State two precautions taken when harvesting cotton

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  • gunny/Sisal bags should not be used to prevent mixing of lint and sisal fibres which causes ginning problems
  •  Hands should be cleaned to avoid staining of the lint
  •  Picking should be done when the list is dry to prevent fibres from sticking together
  • Use clean containers for picking
  • Use different containers for AR (safi) and BR (fifi) grades of cotton to ensure quality/separate grade A from B
  • Picking should be done immediately the balls open/split to prevent staining by dust/dirt
  • Avoid picking leaves and twigs to avoid contamination
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