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Influence of moisture content on chosen engineering properties of alfalfa seed

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

Citation:  2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting  1800438.(doi:10.13031/aim.201800438)
Authors:   John Morris Togo Kaji, Decheng Wang, Wenpeng Ma, Yalei Wu, Yan Li
Keywords:   Alfalfa seed, moisture content, mechanical property, physical property

Abstract. Alfalfa is one of the most widely grown forage legume in the world due to its discrepancy, adaptation, and nutritious value. Physic-mechanical attributes are the crucial components in the machine designing, this study aims to determine the influence of moisture contents on physical and mechanical Features of alfalfa seed; various moisture contents were introduced, to the initial moisture content (%), d.b. The geometric and gravimetric characteristics were identified. Correlation models were established on the basis of moisture contents function. The geometric and gravimetric values obtained, which emphasized the moisture impact on seed liability to attain a proper design feature for alfalfa seed precision.

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