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  1. Vol. 87 No. 3, p. 605-607
     
    Received: May 20, 1994


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doi:10.2134/agronj1995.00021962008700030036x

An Automated Plot Harvest System for Use with a Commercial Forage Harvester

  1. Jeffrey F. Pedersen  and
  2. Kenneth J. Moore
  1. U SDA-ARS, Dep. of Agronomy, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0937
    D ep. of Agronomy, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50011

Abstract

Abstract

This automated harvest system is based on minimal modification of currently available commercial forage harvesters. Using 68 m plots separated by 0.75 m alleys, a single operator can harvest, finely chop, and collect wet plot weights of forage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] or pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] in <1 min per plot. Harvested material is deposited in a pile in the center of each plot. Subsamples for moisture and quality analysis can easily and safely be obmined from the pile.

Mention of firm names or trade products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the USDA-ARS or the Univ. of Nebraska over other firms or products not mentioned. Joint contribution of the USDA-ARS, and the Nebraska Agric. Res. Div., Univ. of Nebraska. Journal Series no. 10668

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