Clinic experts discuss harvest-time bout... CORN PICKERS STILL FAR OUTNUMBER CORN COMBINES AND PICKER-SHELLERS, BUT PICKERS ARE FAST LOSING GROUND. CORN PICKERS soon may be in the same comer of the machine shed with the grain binder, the com shredder, the threshing machine and other farm equipment that has been put aside because more efficient machines have been developed. The corn combine and the picker-sheller are rapidly taking over the job of harvesting corn. In 1956, only 2% of our com crop was being shelled in the field. In 1963, 16% was harvested by corn combine or by picker-sheller. And last fall, over 25% of the corn harvested was shelled in the field. The reasons are obvious: It costs less to store shelled corn because it takes less space. You don't have to haul the cobs home. Harvesting losses are lower. You can harvest earlier, and dry the grain. Or you can use full season hybrids, and harvest them later with minimum losses. Since, for these reasons, shelled corn harvesting is becoming increasingly popular, Clinic sponsors decided that a presentation on after-harvest handling of grain was a necessary part of the 1966 Corn- Soybean Clinic program. Therefore, Behlen Mfg. Co. representatives will point out the three best methods of handling grain, and give you some dollar and cents at the clinic THESE candid photos show farmers doing what comes naturally at Corn-Soybean Clinics ... asking, listening, learning, eating and enjoying themselves. And it's all free!
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