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Grain Residuals and Time Requirements for Combine Cleaning

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(6): 851-861. (doi: 10.13031/2013.29231) @2009
Authors:   H. M. Hanna, D. H. Jarboe, G. R. Quick
Keywords:   Clean, Clean-out, Combine, Commingle, Corn, Grain, Harvester, Identity-preserved, Labor, Oats, Residual, Soybean

Emerging identity-preserved grain markets depend on avoidance of commingling grain at harvest. Knowledge of where grain resides in a combine, cleaning labor requirements, and resulting purity levels would assist producers. Measurements were made of grain and other material residing in different areas of rotary- and cylinder-type combines in replicated clean-outs during corn and soybean harvest and also in preliminary clean-outs during oat harvest. Concentration of the prior (i.e., commingled) grain was measured in the first grain harvested of the subsequent crop.

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