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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ADDING VALUE TO BIOFUELS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS BASED ON PERENNIAL FORAGES Title: Calibrating your forage harvester's yield monitor

item Digman, Matthew
item Shinners, K -

Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: August 23, 2011
Publication Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: Digman, M.F., Shinners, K.J. 2011. Calibrating your forage harvester's yield monitor. Wisconsin Crop Manager. 18(24):96-97.

Technical Abstract: With some attention to the details, you will have a harvester that should be able to produce yield maps that will allow the same precision management that is expected in cereal crops. Forage yield maps, coupled with site-specific technologies in application of soil amendments, fertilizers, and pesticides, will allow the crop manager to determine the resulting yield response for these management decisions. Yield improvement would not be the only factor increasing profitability as site-specific application of fertilizer and pesticides could lead to lower usage, resulting in lower input costs and environmental impact.

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