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Modeling and comparing whole crop harvesting systems

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Description

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 examined for their ability to efficiently collect and process grain, chaff and straw. Costs and revenues for each method were determined, and a Net Harvest Product Value (NHPV) was determined for each system by subtracting the total operating costs from the value of the commodities produced. In general, it appears that the economics of the system improves as the amount of processing in the field is reduced.

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agricultural machinery farm machinery

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Series Title

Research Update

Alternative Title

Research Update 739

Extent

8 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Lethbridge

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1998-12-01

Date Added

2017-04-19T14:08:57.517182

Date Modified

1998-12-01

Date Issued

1998-12-01

Date Archived

2015-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISSN (print)

1188-4770

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Farm Stewardship Centre

Contact Other

Phone 403-329-1212