Variation of Physical Properties in Gravity Separated Soybeans

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1986
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Bern, Carl
Misra, Manjit
Gaul, Alan
Misra, Manjit
Hurburgh, Charles
Bern, Carl
Hurburgh, Charles
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Experiments were conducted to study the physical characteristics of soybeans sorted by a gravity separator. The sorted fractions differed significantly (P<0.05) in seed size as well as in seed mass. No significant differences (P>0.05) in seed specific gravity of the various fractions were found due to the high correlation between seed mass and seed volume. The lightest fraction had significantly (P<0.05) lower bulk density and was significantly (P<0.05) more brittle than the remainder of the seedlot.

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This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 29 (1986): 1146–1149. Posted with permission.

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