John Deere introduced its new round module building cotton harvester over 10 years ago and now round modules are the majority of the cotton processed by gins in many regions of the U.S. With that level of adoption, the time has come to take advantage of a key feature of those round modules – everyone contains four RFID tags and an added external tag that uniquely identifies that module. In 2018, the America Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers adopted an electronic module numbering standard that extends the use of RFID beyond only John Deere modules. Cotton Incorporated has funded a demonstration with the USDA-ARS gin lab in Lubbock to allow the option to use only the RFID tag to track the cotton from the field throughout the ginning process without adding other tags or spray paint. Additionally, ownership information is only entered once. This project has involved the generation of many software tools that have been developed in an open source environment so they are freely available to gins as well as commercial software companies supporting the ginning industry. There is also an Android app in the Google Play store that can be used to scan the code on round modules using the devices camera by pairing it with a Bluetooth RFID scanner.
- RFIDModule Scan.是一个用于扫描字段边缘的模块的Android应用程序。播放商店链接到可执行文件这里。
- Cottonharvestfiledownload.- 是GINS通过Deere API检索HID文件的工具。可执行可用这里
- rfidgindatamanagement.- 要跟踪从字段到GIN码进入模块馈线的模块的主数据库。该软件仍在开发中，并完成源代码的组件在GitHub站点上。