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Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Average soybean harvest losses range from one to two bushels per acre under normal conditions. However, harvest losses can increase significantly when harvesting tall, lodged plants or short, drought-stressed plants. Due to the variable distribution of precipitation across the state

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Iowa Harvest: Combine Settings for Variable Crop Conditions

Iowa Harvest: Combine Settings for Variable Crop Conditions

👤By Mark Hanna, Iowa State University Extension Ag Engineer 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Although generally good, corn and soybean crops are quite variable across Iowa as harvest season approaches. Spotty rainfall, in many cases too little but in a few cases too much, along with sandy or clay soil spots, and temperature extremes or

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Iowa: Combine Adjustment for Fall Harvest

Iowa: Combine Adjustment for Fall Harvest

👤By H. Hanna, Iowa State University 🕔Sep 23, 2016

Objectives when setting and adjusting the combine are to harvest all crop available in the field while maintaining grain in quality condition for storage. Past field measurements show that field losses due to the combine should be able to be

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Soybeans: Minor Combine Adjustments, Major Yield Gains

Soybeans: Minor Combine Adjustments, Major Yield Gains

👤From the United Soybean Board 🕔Sep 10, 2015

Farmers spend an entire growing season caring for their soybeans with the goal of producing the best possible crop. Whether it’s a bumper crop or something less, too much is riding on those soybeans to do an inefficient job of

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Ohio Soybeans: Adjust Your Combine Before Harvest

Ohio Soybeans: Adjust Your Combine Before Harvest

👤By John Fulton and Kaylee Port, Ohio State University 🕔Sep 9, 2015

2015 represents another unique cropping year due to the wet weather conditions during spring planting and persistence through July. The result has been many fields with highly variable soybeans conditions with a few containing short soybeans. The variable crop conditions

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