Conditioning Shriveled Soybean Seed Part I. Variation in Physical Properties
This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of various cleaning and upgrading equipment in removing shrivelled seeds from drought-damaged soybean seedlots. The conditioning line, consisting of an air-screen cleaner, spirals and a gravity table, successfully improved quality, but at the cost of a high number of discards. Shrivelled seeds removed during conditioning were significantly lower in seed weight, seed volume, and bulk density that the normal seeds. KEYWORDS. Soybean conditioning, Drought damage.
This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 34 (1991): 481–486, doi:10.13031/2013.31687. Posted with permission.