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Combine harvesting

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Combine harvester greatly reduces harvesting time as the crop is simultaneously harvested and threshed. Before using a combine harvester Throughly clean the combine harvester parts such as the cutting assembly, auger conveyors, thresher, and the cleaning component to avoid seed contamination. Clean the sacks to be used in loading grains to prevent impurities. In using […]

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Grain cleaning

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Grain cleaning is the process is the process of removing straw, chaff, unfilled/half-filled grains and other impurities from the harvested grain. Affects storability and milling quality of palay Unclean palay is more prone to deterioration Most mechanical threshers are already equipped with grain cleaning components Palay for seeds require further cleaning    

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Guidelines in storing seeds

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1. Apply seed treatment if necessary, especially for those intended for seed purposes. 2. Store only good quality seeds that are properly dried and cleaned. Poor quality seed loses its viability even when stored under ideal storage conditions. High moisture causes heating, which encourages growth of seed-borne fungi and increased insect activity. Hence, palay must […]

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How to use PhilRice flatbed dryer

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1. Check the temperature of drying air, air static pressure at the plenum, and grain depth when operating dryer. 2. When drying palay for seed purposes, the temperature should not exceed 43℃ for commercial purposes (milled rice), a higher temperature of up to 52℃ can be used. 3. When drying dripping wet palay or those […]

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Reaper harvesting

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Reaper harvesting hastens harvesting operations. Follow the instructions below when you are harvesting using a mechanical reaper. Do the basic check-up procedure on the reaper before going to the field. Remove all the bamboo stakes in the field. Manually harvest the corners of the field using sickle before harvesting with reaper to prevent lodging of […]

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Sun drying

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1 Avoid the intense heat of the sun at noon time to prevent cracking of the grains. 2 Stir the grains at least once every 30 minutes to prevent heat buildup and nakes drying of grains more uniform. 3 When sun drying for seed purposes, use feet or light wooden-tooth rake in stirring the grains […]

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Thresher operation and maintenance

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Threshing is done after harvesting to minimize losses owing to shattering of grains. Clean newly threshed grains immediately to preserve the storeability and rice milling quality. 1. Station the thresher near the pile of harvested crops to minimize grain losses in handling and feeding. Place the harvested crops on the feed tray with the panicle […]

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Harvest management recommendations in the uplands

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Harvest panicles at least 85% maturity, thresh immediately and dry to 14% moisture content (MC) for milling and 12% MC for planting. Storage Clean and store seeds in air-tight, cool, dry, and rodent-proof containers. Super Grain Bag Hermetic (water- and gas-tight), enables control of insects without the use of chemicals, prevents mold growth, and maintains […]

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Threshing and Seed Cleaning

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Threshing is done after harvesting to minimize losses owing to shattering of grains. Clean newly threshed grains immediately to preserve the storeability and rice milling quality. Operating requirements for thresher Large axial flow thresher is used in commercial and seed production while smaller thresher such as the vogel thresher is used for harvesting experiments. Only […]

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