Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day

Date: September 24, 2013
Time: 12 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1900 13th Street, Hopkins, MI 49328. Follow U.S. 131 to exit 55 and follow the field day signs.
Contact: Mike Staton, staton@msu.edu, (269) 673-0370 ext. 27

Participants will learn new information about reducing soybean harvest losses and have an opportunity to see the latest harvest equipment demonstrated in the field. Equipment company representatives will be on-hand to discuss specific recommendations for fine-tuning their combines.

The following topics and equipment will be demonstrated:

  • draper heads
  • air-assisted reels
  • auger heads
  • field rolling effects on soybean harvest
  • measuring soybean harvest losses
  • ground speed effects on harvest losses

There is no charge for the field day. However, registration is requested by calling (269) 673-0370 ext. 27 before noon on Friday, September 20th as a complimentary lunch and educational materials will be provided. The program will be cancelled and rescheduled if conditions are not conducive to harvest on September 25th. Please call (269) 673-0370 ext. 27 for cancellation information. Directions to the field day are easy. Follow U.S. 131 to exit 55 and proceed just west of the overpass to 12th St. Travel north on 12th St. for about a mile to the yield sign. (13th St.). Proceed north on 13th St. for about a mile.

For more information, please see the promotional flyer for this event.

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