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Harvest equipment considerations
Integrated Crop Management News
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Graeme R. Quick, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-6-2003
Abstract
Harvest conditions in fields this fall will be determined by the extent of drought damage to each crop, especially soybeans. Decisions about equipment use for harvesting the drought-damaged crops must consider the plant moisture content, crop use, and equipment availability if owned, leased, or custom. In most cases, plant moisture content has already dropped below the 60 to 70 percent recommended moisture level for ensilage. Forage material still may be collected in bales or stacks if plant material is dry enough for appropriate storage.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna and Graeme R. Quick. "Harvest equipment considerations" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/183/