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" IWM: Weed Seed Bank Destruction - Windrow Chute Design 23 October 2013 Andrew Messina, (WA grower) explains his experience with designing and using a windrow chute on the back of the header... Home made, simple design, how to connect and disconnect, tips on optimum design for efficient windrow burning... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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While smart chemical and crop rotation management is commonplace for grain growers across Australia trying to get on top of weeds, controlling weed seeds at harvest has also gained popularity... Western Australian grower Matthew Hill from Esperance is one of an increasing number focusing on harvest residue management, but with a difference... From there I went to Shepparton in Victoria to see Dr Graham Brodie, where we looked at microwaving and perhaps denaturing seeds directly out of the combine using microwave technology," he says...
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EARLY PLANNING KEY TO DIRECT HEADING Many grain growers fear that direct heading canola is risky and that high shattering losses are inevitable... Yield losses due to shattering while direct heading are likely to be lower than yield losses associated with windrowing a crop too early, such as a week or more before 40 to 60 per cent of seeds on the main stem have changed colour... Direct heading is not suited to paddocks with significant variations in soil type and/or topography - factors that affect plant-available water and plant maturity...
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direct heading allows for maximum yields if canola is harvested on time and the header is set-up correctly to avoid shattering... yield losses due to shattering while direct heading are likely to be lower than yield losses associated with windrowing a crop too early, such as a week or more before 40 to 60 per cent of seeds on the main stem have changed colour... Direct heading is not suited to paddocks with significant variations in soil type and/or topography - factors that affect plant-available water and plant maturity...
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Spurred by the frustration of this waste in his soybeans, mungbeans and wheat, Gary has invented a device that lifts and channels grain from the header knife onto the draper front... Gary, who crops 323 hectares at Ascot, Queensland, 35 kilometres south of Toowoomba, says dry conditions late in the season, which exacerbated grain spillage at harvest because his soybeans were stunted and more prone to pod shatter, led him to explore ideas for a device that might help him, and other growers, capture more grain fragile crops... Adapting the spray-suppressant bristles used on the mudguards of trucks to reduce road splash by diverting water down wheel arches, Gary trialled a series of prototypes in a range of crops and conditions before finalising the current design...
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Take simple steps to reduce harvester fire risk.. Growers are reminded to conduct harvester operation checks and maintenance both in the lead-up to and during harvest to reduce the risk of fire... "From a mechanical perspective, growers don't want breakdowns during harvest so they need to make sure bearings and belts are well-maintained with visual inspections before harvest," he said...
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For more info go to www.storedgrain.com.au 7.16: GCTV Ep#13 Sunflower Harvesting 7.29: Presenter: Kevin Charlesworth Grower & Chairman Aust Sunflower Assoc 7.56: This video will give you some helpful information on how to harvest sunflowers from crop readiness 14.019: all the way through to the final sample that you should achieve... 29.92: When ninety percent of the crop is dry and ten percent of the heads are still green the 35.11: crop is ready to harvest... Unfortunately if you try to harvest over eleven to twelve percent 53.379: you will find it very difficult to set your header as you will get a large amount of straw 58.289: from the stalk and the leaf which will make it very difficult to get a good sample...
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Growers share fire risk-management tips.. "We've had years where there have been no issues and other years where we've basically had to follow the header with a water cart," Derek says. ".. "We have fitted a different spreader to the back of the header that throws trash further away from the radiator, as chaff can cause a lot of issues in that part of the header," Derek says...
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Growers share fire risk-management tips.. "We've had years where there have been no issues and other years where we've basically had to follow the header with a water cart," Derek says. ".. "We have fitted a different spreader to the back of the header that throws trash further away from the radiator, as chaff can cause a lot of issues in that part of the header," Derek says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The cost of having the dollars tied up in any equipment, let alone a header needs to be taken into account... If we want to be contractors we need to set up for it, or let someone else do it and we concentrate on growing grain... Casual labour is employed where required and contractors are used for specific tasks such as spraying and harvesting...
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