Comparison of biomass handling options: round bales and rectangular bales
Authors: Liu, J
Description: Baling is a popular agricultural production to collect and store crops for variety of purposes. Baling technology and equipment have been used for harvesting herbaceous biomass. Costs and efficiencies associated with round baling and rectnagular baling were discussed including machinery cost, storage cost, field capacity, mass loss, and field working days. An Excel format of cost analysis worksheet was developed to help landowner make decisions.
Keywords: baling, harvest, cost, logistics, storage
Session name: Machinery