Energy efficient cotton harvesting for mechanized harvesting

In countries such as the US, cotton harvesting is highly mechanized, and such mechanization contributes its own carbon emissions owing to the use of energy. Efficient technologies and equipment for such mechanized harvesting has the potential to make a positive difference to the carbon footprint of cotton cultivation in these countries.


Machinery and equipment makers

Textile fiber cultivation professional

Textile industry sustainability professionals

Vital Stats

How does it work?

  • Mechanised agriculture is the process of using automated agricultural machinery to mechanise the work of agriculture, greatly increasing farm worker productivity.
  • The automated cotton harvesters machines however could consume considerable fuel. Using energy efficient harvesters could hence enhance the sustainability of harvesting.

Sustainability benefits

Energy consumption reduction from efficient harvesting equipment can reduce the carbon footprint of  cotton cultivation.


In countries such as India (world’s largest cotton producer), a very small % of cotton harvesting is done through mechanized systems, with almost all harvesting done manually.

Stage of commercialization


Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Agriculture machinery manufacturers, Electrical engineers, Mechanical engineer

Specifically relevant to any geography?


Decarbonization Potential


Value Chain

Cultivation & farming , Natural or synthetic fiber ,

Carbon Focus








Web Resources

Advances in Cotton Harvesting Technology

This review acknowledges past and present developments within the cotton harvesting system from both the machine- and soil-management perspectives to inform land managers, machinery manufacturers, technical advisors, and the scientific community of the incidence of soil compaction associated with technology uptake in cotton-based systems.

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