Yield monitoring and mapping systems for hay and forage harvesting: A review

Justin D. Maughan, Sunil K. Mathanker, Tony E. Grift, Alan C. Hansen

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Abstract

A review of literature was conducted to summarize the research and development of systems designed to collect mass-flow and yield data of hay and forage in windrowers, forage ha,vesters, and balers. The methods of determining mass flow include measuring feedroll displacement in forage haivesters, using impact plates in windrowers and forage harvesters, torque meters, load cells, and others. The yield maps developed from the systems are capable of showing spatial differences in crop yield. With little further evaluation hay and forage mass-flow systems could become a precision agricultural tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3254-3260
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781622762088
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 1 2012

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
Volume4

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period7/29/128/1/12

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Precision agriculture
  • Sensors
  • Yield monitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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    Maughan, J. D., Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E., & Hansen, A. C. (2012). Yield monitoring and mapping systems for hay and forage harvesting: A review. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012 (pp. 3254-3260). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; Vol. 4). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.