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Sugar Beet Plot Harvester

Ruffing, B.J. and Heinemann, W.H. (1971) Sugar Beet Plot Harvester. Transaction of the ASAE. 14(1):12-13.

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SUGAR beet companies, state experiment
stations, and the USDA Agricultural
Research Service use replicated
plots to evaluate sugar beet yields as
influenced by varieties, fertilizers,
water-management practices, etc. As a
result, many people need some type
of sugar-beet, plot-harvesting equipment.
Plots frequently are up to 50 ft
in length from which two to eight
rows may be harvested. Harvesting
sugar-beet plots by hand involves a
great deal of manual labor. Beets are
first undercut, then pulled and topped
by hand, piled in the center of the
plot, counted as they are placed in a
wire basket, and lifted by hand to a
scale for weighing. This method is
slow and expensive.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0149
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Sugarbeet
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:49
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 23:29
Item ID: 82