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Topics: Agriculture Publication Type: Report Audience: Farmers Tags: farm machinery

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April 1, 2001

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Reports on research conducted to determine if using grain precleaners makes economic sense? Results show that using grain precleaners to improve the grade of grain they are shipping does provide a positive economic benefit. However, there is a net economic disadvantage to using the precleaner to...


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September 1, 2000

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Grain companies and seed cleaning plants are making grain screenings available to livestock producers as feed. But to optimize the nutrient value to animals, processing by grinding or rolling is required. In addition, grain and weed seeds must be rendered nonviable. This research update looks at...


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December 1, 1998

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Presents the results of a 1997 examination of harvest methods to assess their suitability for whole crop harvesting. The project examined the performance of a relatively new harvest technique known as the stripper header. Five methods of harvesting, including the stripper header, were then...


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September 1, 2000

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Reports on a three-year field trial examining how the interaction of opener design, packer shape, and on-row packing pressure influence crop emergence and grain yield of wheat, canola and field pea. Results show that the advantages of matching openers and packers were minor and would likely...


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July 1, 1995

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Burning straw for recovery of heat energy is a viable alternative use using excess straw produced on Prairie farms. This project included a review of existing straw burning technology, a survey of those currently heating with straw, monitoring of two on-farm straw burning installations, and a...


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March 1, 2004

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With increased hog production in Western Canada, manure is becoming a valuable fertilizer source to farms that are near hog operations. Most swine manure is applied to annual cropland in the fall or spring of each year. This study looked at the possible benefits of extending the application...