Journal or Book Title
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Research Focus Area(s)
Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems
Growers of identity-preserved crops desire to keep grain separate throughout the production process. Earlier research has demonstrated that some locations in a combine such as cleaning and threshing areas harbor relatively smaller amounts of grain, but require relatively large amounts of time to clean. Omitting clean-out in some areas and flushing residual grain with new grain in the first grain tank full may lower commingled grain concentration to acceptable levels for some customers.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Hanna, H. Mark and Jarboe, Darren H., "Effects of Full, Abbreviated, and No Clean-Outs on Commingled Grain during Combine Harvest" (2011). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 635.