Potential for Direct Harvesting of Peanuts

Wright, F.S. and Steele, J.L. (1979) Potential for Direct Harvesting of Peanuts. Peanut Science, 6 (1). pp. 37-42.

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The concept of harvesting peanuts has remained the same since the windrow-harvesting method replaced stack-pole harvesting. The purpose of this paper is to state the present position on conventional peanut harvesting and discuss the potential for direct harvesting of Virginia-type peanuts. The field operations for the conventional and direct-harvesting methods are compared. Advantages and disadvantages of each harvesting method as they relate to peanut losses and peanut damages are discussed. The operational performance and evaluation of the direct harvester developed at Suffolk, Va., is presented. The importance of the drying operation for the conventional and direct-harvesting methods is discussed relative to cost of drying, managing the drying operation, and improving thermal efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam Collection
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peanuts, Harvesting, Drying, Losses, Damages
Author Affiliation: Agricultural Engineers, Agricultural Research, Science and Education Administration, US DA, Tidewater Research and Continuing Education Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Suffolk
Subjects: Plant Production
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 05:24
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 05:24
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-6-1-7
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/10273

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