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Title: Method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material

Abstract

A method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material. A grain component is separated from the plant material such as by processing the plant material through a primary threshing and separating mechanism. At least one additional component of the plant material is selectively harvested such as by subjecting the plant material to a secondary threshing and separating mechanism. For example, the stems of a plant material may be broken at a location adjacent one or more nodes thereof with the nodes and the internodal stem portions being subsequently separated for harvesting. The at least one additional component (e.g., the internodal stems) may then be consolidated and packaged for subsequent use or processing. The harvesting of the grain and of the at least one additional component may occur within a single harvesting machine, for example, during a single pass over a crop field.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1245992
Patent Number(s):
6,729,951
Application Number:
10/112,021
Assignee:
Bechtel Bwxt Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2002 Mar 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hoskinson, Reed L., Hess, Richard J., Kenney, Kevin L., Svoboda, John M., and Foust, Thomas D. Method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Hoskinson, Reed L., Hess, Richard J., Kenney, Kevin L., Svoboda, John M., & Foust, Thomas D. Method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material. United States.
Hoskinson, Reed L., Hess, Richard J., Kenney, Kevin L., Svoboda, John M., and Foust, Thomas D. Tue . "Method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1245992.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for selectively harvesting multiple components of a plant material. A grain component is separated from the plant material such as by processing the plant material through a primary threshing and separating mechanism. At least one additional component of the plant material is selectively harvested such as by subjecting the plant material to a secondary threshing and separating mechanism. For example, the stems of a plant material may be broken at a location adjacent one or more nodes thereof with the nodes and the internodal stem portions being subsequently separated for harvesting. The at least one additional component (e.g., the internodal stems) may then be consolidated and packaged for subsequent use or processing. The harvesting of the grain and of the at least one additional component may occur within a single harvesting machine, for example, during a single pass over a crop field.},
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year = {Tue May 04 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
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