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Barley was harvested at 21.6% kernel moisture content (KMC) as high moisture barley (HMB) and at 14% KMC as dry barley (DB). Harvesting losses wereevaluated at various KMC by measuring cutting, pick-up, and combine losses. The HMB was stored using one of four systems: ammoniation, urea addition, vac uum storage, or silo bag. Grain temperatures were recorded for two months.The cutting loss was about 0.5% of the yield potential.The pick-up loss was negligible for the 3.66 mswath but it increased from 0.25% to 1% as KMC decreased from 32% to 13% in the 6.4 m swath. At the practical material other than grain (MOG) feedrate, the combining loss was about 0.25% higher for dry grain than HMB. Overall, harvesting losses were 1% lower for HMB than dry grain. The four storage systems preserved HMB equally well. Tempera tures remained under 40?Cexcept forthe ammoniation treatment in which a short rise to 101 ?C and fall back to 40 ?C within 10 h was recorded.
E.Z. Jan, D. McCartney, Z. Mir, L. Hill, B. Berkenkamp and T. Wright 1995. AN EVALUATION OF HARVESTING LOSSES AND LOW COST STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR HIGH MOISTURE BARLEY. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 37(1):13-17.
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