Journal or Book Title
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Research Focus Area(s)
Biological and Process Engineering and Technology
A method for using mechanical probes to sample trucks and wagons was developed. The plan involves the collection of multiple samples, with none taken from the center or corners of loads. In tests at a country elevator, the plan yielded accurate corn and soybean samples relative to the pelican method and reduced variability by 15 to 25% in Official Grade factors.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Hurburgh, Charles R. Jr., "A Probe Sampling Method for Country Elevators" (1987). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 412.