Combine Clinics for Remington Seed were conducted the week of 24 July 2017. These clinics were in western Ohio and central Indiana. The six-harvesting functions of the combine (Cutting & Feeding, Threshing, Separating, Cleaning, Grain Handling, Residue Management) was discussed. The movement of the seed soybean crop from the platform through the combine to the straw chopper showed the importance of properly configuring the combine before attempting field adjustments. Proper configuration results in increased seed quality and combine capacity putting more profit in the grower’s pocket.
The week of 10 July 2017 Combine Clinics were conducted at three locations in Manitoba. The focus crop was seed soybeans and seed quality. Combine field adjustments and configurations to increase seed quality and harvesting capacity were reviewed in detail. The six harvesting functions of the combine and header/platform were discussed following the flow of crop through the combine. Positive feedback from growers was indicated by their questions and willingness to try different techniques of adjustment.
This question and many more were answered at The 2016 Cereals and Oilseeds Workshop in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. CHS put on a combine clinic where we talked to some 200 growers on the island about the theory of operation of the combine. CHS has been invited back in July this year during cereal grain harvest to conduct in-field training reinforcing the theory with application in the field.