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- Allen, R.R.; Wiese, A.F.; Hudspeth, E.B. Jr.
- Transactions of the ASAE 1979 v.22 no.5 pp. 992
- water content; Helianthus annuus; irrigated farming; preharvest treatment; paraquat; desiccation (plant physiology); mechanical harvesting; drying; seeds; combine harvesters; Texas
- ... Research was undertaken to determine the effect of chemical desiccation on plant drying and the efficiency of a modified small grain combine header for harvesting oilseed sunflower. Preharvest plant and seed drying patterns with and without a chemical desiccant (paraquat) were evaluated. After plants reached physiological maturity, seed in untreated plants dried to the safe threshing and moisture ...