Cotton Stickiness Test
In the majority of cases, honeydew infestation occurs in cotton plantations by aphids or the so-called “Whitefly“. The excretions of these pests consist of fine drops of sugared water which is caramelized when warmed up and therefore causes stickiness in the cotton. There are also other sticky substances, such as grease, seed oils, etc.
The web runs through two rollers heated to 35°C and is pressed. Pressing causes the sticky points to adhere to the rollers and to be counted by the FIBERMAP laser beam and classified according to size. The deposits are removed by the scraper knives and then suctioned off.