As commodity prices continue to rise, efficiency at harvest becomes increasingly important. Producers want to minimize loss in every area possible. Harvest is one area farmers can take control of when it comes to increasing efficiency. Depending on how the combine is adjusted and the crop type, some farmers can lose up to 5 bushels an acre out of the back of the machine leaving valuable crop in the dirt. Proper adjustment and operation of your combine are key factors in preventing valuable losses and maximizing profitability at harvest.
Les Hill is Manager of Technical Services and Business development at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute. Les is an expert at helping farmers to minimize losses in their combines at harvest. I spoke with him about some of the things farmers need to do operate at peak efficiency.
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