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Wet weather creates challenges for 2016 harvest

The 2016 growing season was wet with two distinct temperature patterns—hot during early pollination and cooler in August. Most of Iowa had 125% up to 200% of normal rainfall up to Labor Day, and even more after Labor Day. The outlook ...

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Combine tuning tips for soybean harvest

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Proper combine settings and attention to detail during soybean harvest reduces harvest losses. Short soybeans are especially difficult to feed into the header and through the combine header because they are often podded lower to the ground, which increases the risk of ...

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The Best Ways to Avoid Harvest Time Fires

Fire is one of the most powerful and beneficial forces of nature known to man. However, just like other forces such as electricity, the utility and value of fire can only be experienced and enjoyed within properly defined and maintained ...

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Ensure a Successful Harvest with a Combine Checkup

If you want to reduce your labor and machinery parts costs, keep your harvest as close to schedule as possible, and increase your yield per acre, make it a priority to conduct a detailed inspection of your combine prior to ...

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Post Harvest Handling for Best Crop Quality

What causes loss of quality and freshness? improper temperature management drying (wilting, shriveling) mechanical injury (abrasion, puncture, bruising, vibration) • wounds cause higher metabolism rate, • more water lost through broken cuticle attacks by bacteria or fungi • esp. after ...

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