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Many thousands of hectares of field peas are harvested trouble free each year. Growers experience together with recent machinery innovations and modifications have solved the majority of harvesting difficulties. Optimum harvesting conditions are in a crop of uniform density on a level soil surface with the machine either working into or across the direction that the crop has been laid by the wind.
To make harvest easier the receival standard for moisture in pulses has been lifted to 14 per cent, which allows harvest to begin sooner when the crop is the range of 14 to 15 per cent moisture. Harvesting at higher moisture levels has a wide range of advantages for growers, grain handlers (CBH), buyers and end users of our pulse crops.
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Rollers, Harvesters, Peas, Harvesting, Farm machinery, Crop filters, Field trials, Western Australia
Agriculture | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Soil Science
Riethmuller, G, and Pritchard, I. (2003), Successful field pea harvesting. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4569.