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Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Storage Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Storage Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A section describing basic concepts of storage, grain conditioning, and drying is included at the beginning for those less familiar with grain storage. This is followed by a brief description of tools for cleaning before sections on major specific functional areas found in storage systems (i.e. bins, bin dryers, and stand alone dryers). A section on handling equipment, augers, and other conveyors is included adjacent to a safety section at the end. Augers and conveyors serve to connect grain receiving, drying, storage, and load-out areas. Readers unfamiliar with the concept of augers mentioned in storage and drying sections may ...


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Processing Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Processing Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Processing operations are used to add value to harvested plant products. Typically one or more mechanical components perform individual functions to complete a process. When used in a sequence, these components form a complete processing system. To inspect and clean processing equipment, it is important to identify product flow through the overall system and within its various components.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Planter Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Planter Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

With the introduction of value-added traits, identity preservation programs, Federal organic standards, and the advent of field testing of federally regulated genetically modified plants, planter equipment clean-out has become a production, marketing, and regulatory imperative. New federal regulations by United States Department of Agriculture agencies under Marketing and Regulatory Programs, in the areas of certified organic production, plant protection and quarantine, and biotechnology require that planting equipment be cleaned of seed and biomaterial before use, interstate transport, or return-to-service in a growing number of cases.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Harvest Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Harvest Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

With the introduction of value-added traits, identity preservation programs,

Federal organic standards, and the advent of field testing of federally

regulated genetically modified plants, harvest equipment clean-out has

become a production, marketing, and regulatory imperative. New federal

regulations by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies

under Marketing and Regulatory Programs, in the areas of certified organic

production, plant protection and quarantine, and biotechnology require

that harvesting equipment be cleaned of seed and biomaterial before use,

interstate transport, or return-to-service in a growing number of cases.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Transport Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Transport Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

In this module the first section on basic concepts of transport equipment and inspection explains commonly encountered transport vehicles and general areas where grain may reside. Next is a description of useful tools. Then inspection and cleaning of individual transport vehicle styles are discussed in more detail beginning with the wagon. Subsequent vehicles discussed note significant new areas, but also build on cleaning concepts for vehicles described earlier. Types of safety hazards are introduced below, will be mentioned as they are presented within different vehicle types, and then summarized in a safety section at the end of the module.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna Nov 2009

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


Protecting Our Water Quality With Sprayer Calibration, H. Mark Hanna May 2009

Protecting Our Water Quality With Sprayer Calibration, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Proper calibration of pesticide sprayers is critical to achieve economical crop management and responsible stewardship of natural resources. Precise application minimizes potential problems while maximizing the effectiveness of the pesticide.


Conservation Tillage: Adjustment And Operation Of Planters In Systems With High Levels Of Surface Residue, H. Mark Hanna, S. W. Melvin, Richard O. Pope Jan 2008

Conservation Tillage: Adjustment And Operation Of Planters In Systems With High Levels Of Surface Residue, H. Mark Hanna, S. W. Melvin, Richard O. Pope

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This publication suggests tillage operation adjustments that may leave an additional 10 to 15 percent surface residue beyond what current practices leave with a chisel plow or disk system.


Setting Combines For Harvesting Best Soybean Seed Quality And Maximum Yield, H. Mark Hanna Aug 2003

Setting Combines For Harvesting Best Soybean Seed Quality And Maximum Yield, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A pocket guide for setting combines to harvest best soybean seed quality and maximum yield with the least amount of grain damage.


Setting Combines For Harvesting Best Quality Seed And Field Corn, Graeme R. Quick, H. Mark Hanna Aug 2003

Setting Combines For Harvesting Best Quality Seed And Field Corn, Graeme R. Quick, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A pocket guide for setting combines to harvest best quality seed and field corn with the least amount of grain damage.


Improving The Uniformity Of Anhydrous Ammonia Application, H. Mark Hanna, Michael L. White, James L. Baker Jun 2001

Improving The Uniformity Of Anhydrous Ammonia Application, H. Mark Hanna, Michael L. White, James L. Baker

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Learn ways to reduce application inefficiencies of anhydrous ammonia.


Planter Clean-Out Tips When Changing Seed Varieties, H. Mark Hanna, Wally Greenlees Dec 2000

Planter Clean-Out Tips When Changing Seed Varieties, H. Mark Hanna, Wally Greenlees

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Information to help you manage identity-preserved grain.


New Weight Restrictions For Manure Hauling Equipment, H. Mark Hanna Jun 2000

New Weight Restrictions For Manure Hauling Equipment, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Overview of updates for farm equipment weight restrictions. Includes weight restrictions with explanations.


Cultivation: An Effective Weed Management Tool, H. Mark Hanna, Robert G. Hartzler Jun 1996

Cultivation: An Effective Weed Management Tool, H. Mark Hanna, Robert G. Hartzler

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Common questions are answered about relying on cutivation for interrow weed control. Other weed management factors also are addressed, such as time, weather conditions, erosion control, and cost.


Conservation Tillage: Adjustment And Operation Of Planters In Systems With High Levels Of Surface Crop Residue, H. Mark Hanna, Richard O. Pope Jun 1992

Conservation Tillage: Adjustment And Operation Of Planters In Systems With High Levels Of Surface Crop Residue, H. Mark Hanna, Richard O. Pope

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

nformation to help you match your planter operation objectives to various modifications possible to a row crop planter.


Conservation Tillage: Planning, H. Mark Hanna Dec 1990

Conservation Tillage: Planning, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Selecting a tillage system is one of a crop producer's most important management decisions. Conservation tillage reduces preplant tillage operations, thus reducing soil erosion and saving on labor and fuel. Consider the advantages and disadvantages for various tillage systems and match them to your field conditions.


Conservation Tillage: Cultivators For No-Till And Ridge-Till, H. Mark Hanna Nov 1990

Conservation Tillage: Cultivators For No-Till And Ridge-Till, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Get information on no-till and ridge-till equipment and management tips.


Conservation Tillage: Fertility Practices And Equipment For No-Till And Ridge-Till, H. Mark Hanna Nov 1990

Conservation Tillage: Fertility Practices And Equipment For No-Till And Ridge-Till, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Fertilization decisions for reduced tillage need to be based on good soil tests and reasonable yield goals. Then check this pub for appropriate equipment possibilities and procedures.


Conveyors For Bulk Handling Of Seed, Manjit K. Misra Feb 1986

Conveyors For Bulk Handling Of Seed, Manjit K. Misra

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Conveyors are used to fill and unload bulk seed storage bins and to transfer seed within a seed cleaning plant This publication describes commercial conveyors available and how to select one.