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Development of yield monitor (Part one)

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

Citation:  Paper number  031036,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13712) @2003
Authors:   John S. Cundiff, Youssef Sharobeem
Keywords:   Mass-flow-rate, Precision farming, Yield monitoring, forages, Balers

Research was conducted to develop a device/procedure to measure mass flow into a round baler. Development of this technology is of interest to industry because it would provide the means of yield mapping of a forage field. By using this method, there is an opportunity to increase the capacity (ton/h) of the baler by increasing the average flow of material into the bale chamber. This objective is long-term as compared to the short-term objective of providing the means for yield mapping. The results demonstrated that a dynamic measure of windrow volume is possible. This measurement may be a useful surrogate for mass flow.

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