Fall Combine Harvest Considerations

Date
2009-09-04
Authors
Hanna, H. Mark
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Abstract

To harvest the crop efficiently the combine operator needs to spend pre-harvest time maintaining, adjusting, and setting the combine. Some Iowa growers will face special harvest-time issues this fall, those include:

  • Gullies and rills may have been created by intense late summer rainfall and hail-damaged areas. Areas affected by adverse weather should be scouted before harvest for the size and condition of ears as well as gullies or holes that may have formed.
  • Fields with wetter corn may have delayed harvest; scout and consider stalk strength before making the decision to delay.

Description
Keywords
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Citation
DOI
Source
Collections