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Precision Ag in Hay Production. Brian Sheffield SOIL 4213. Types of Hay Production . Silage- Fodder prepared by storing and fermenting green forage plants Dry Hay- Biomass that is cut, dried down naturally, wrapped in bales, and stored off field. Outline. Silage - Early s ilaging

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Precision ag in hay production

Precision Ag in Hay Production

Brian Sheffield

SOIL 4213


Types of hay production

Types of Hay Production

  • Silage-Fodder prepared by storing and fermenting green forage plants

  • Dry Hay-Biomass that is cut, dried down naturally, wrapped in bales, and stored off field


Outline

Outline

  • Silage

    -Early silaging

    -Modern silaging

    -Silage storage

    -Silage and precision

  • Dry Hay

    -Early haying

    -Modern haying

    -Storage

    -Dry hay and precision


Silage

Silage

  • Crops Used for Silage

    -Corn

    -Grain Sorghums

    -Oats

    -Alfalfa

    -Bermudagrass

    -Wheat

  • Biomass should be chopped fine

  • Moisture should be approximately 65%

  • No oxygen should be present in silage pile

  • Harvested after corn kernels are dented


Early silaging

Early Silaging

  • Very labor intensive

  • Required more manpower

  • Needed silo for storage of silage


Modern silaging

Modern Silaging

  • Less manpower

  • More efficient

  • Higher yields

  • Cover more acres


Silage storage

Silage Storage

  • Silage bunkers

  • Silage bags

  • Silage piles

  • Silos

  • Round bale silage


Silage and precision

Silage and Precision

  • Automatic Length of Cut (AutoLOC)-adjust cutting size according to moisture content

  • Harvest Monitor via Greenstar 2-plots productivity, area cut, crop mass, yield, moisture

    Deere.com

  • Harvest Doc-monitor yield and moisture measurements while harvesting


Silage and precision1

Silage and Precision

  • RowTrak II Guidance-helps achieve greater productivity and higher operating speeds.

  • Auto-Steer-steers rear wheels automatically to help reduce operator fatigue

    Deere.com

  • HarvestLab-gives the ability to measure moisture on the go


Outline1

Outline

  • Silage

    -Early silaging

    -Modern silaging

    -Silage storage

    -Silage and precision

  • Dry Hay

    -Early haying

    -Modern haying

    -Storage

    -Dry hay and precision


Dry hay

Dry Hay

  • Crops used for dry hay

    -Alfalfa

    -Bermudagrass

    -Wheat

    -Corn Stover

    -Prairie Hay

    -Soybeans

    -Pasture

  • After being cut, needs a dry down period

  • Moisture content around 15-30%; high moisture will cause mold

  • Raked into rows to further enhance dry down period


Early haying

Early Haying

  • Hay was cut with scythes

  • Hay was grouped into bundles

  • Very labor intensive

  • First round baler; AC Roto-Baler, circa 1947


Modern haying

Modern Haying

  • More efficient

  • Greater coverage of acres per day

  • Less manpower

  • More efficient equipment; reduced loss


Modern haying1

Modern Haying

Mowing Types

Storage

Round bales

-Twine and net wrap

Square bales; large and small

-Twine and wire

Silage round bales

Ag wrap

-Front/Rear mount

-Twin rear mount

-Side pull

-Center pivot

-Drum mowers

-Rotary

-Sickle bar


Storage

Storage

http://www.agnation.com/ag_wrap_bale_wrappers.htm


Dry hay and precision

Dry Hay and Precision

  • BaleTrak Plus Monitor-Monitors and controls all baler functions; reduces operator fatigue

  • Auto-Trac-Higher pass efficiency, reduces operator fatigue

    Deere.com

  • MegaWide Pick-Up-Higher baling speeds, minimum crop loss, preserves crop quality


Any questions

Any Questions?


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