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Fig. Fig. 4 Truck scales weighing incoming seed. Truck scale should be located on the access road. An in-line scale to measure flowing seed. A typical portable platform scale. 871 872 873 874 Chapter 59: Handling Clean Seed Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 9 Fig. 10 Fig. 11 Fig. 12 Fig. 13 Fig. 14 Fig. 15 Fig. 16 Fig. 17 A hand bag truck. Palletized seed bags can be lifted and moved by forklift. Construction of two types of pallets. Arrangement of bags in each layer on a pallet.

If a large bin is half-filled, the rest of the bin’s capacity is wasted. By comparison, toteboxes can be moved easily, and only the required storage capacity is used; there is no wasted capacity. Bins Many kinds and capacities of bins are used for handling and storing bulk seed. Bin shape and size vary considerably, and can be designed to fit specific needs. 1). 24 Seed Conditioning: Technology Bins offer the advantage of relatively low cost, minimal seed handling and little seed damage, if they are properly installed.

Delaying seed drying too long after harvest. 3. ). 4. Harvesting by inadequate or improper methods, so that seed are damaged. Seed Conditioning 1. Bulking the seed while moisture content is still too high. 2. Not having adequate drying facilities or poor management of raw seed delivery, so that seed have to wait too long before they are dried. 3. Holding seed too long without aeration under conditions where they gain moisture and heat or deteriorate. 4. Having poor storage conditions which do not keep the seed safely cool and dry.

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