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Larsson, Lars (2004) Torkning av vallfrö. Other thesis, SLU.

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In Sweden, grass is the single largest crop grown. Nearly 1 000 000 Ha grows on the fields, this is primarily used as feed for livestock. To get a good seed, you need to handle the crop carefully from planting to delivery. The part that I have been interested in, is how to dry the harvested seed with out destroying the growth in the small seed. This is very easily done if you aren't careful during the drying period. To get a good result you need to spread the seed even over the dryer. You also need to get an even quality on the stock that is placed on the dryer, this is more important than in other plant drying. One other difference is the heating of the air used to dry the crop. This may not be over 8 degrees Celsius otherwise you risk to spoil the growth in the seed. If you do this, the seed becomes useless and will be rejected by the dealer. There are no alternative uses for this seed. I made two different tests according to the drying process, they are: &#x1000BE Measurements of the static pressure in the main channel, temperature, storageheight and the evaporation of water from Ryegrass. &#x1000BE The accuracy of different meters for moisture content. My tests have resulted in that i have been aware of the meaning the airflow and pressure has for the affectivity and drying costs. I have also been aware of the importance of calculating on a dryer to get the most effective drying as possible. The result of my work was that i learned how important it is to be careful during the drying procedure. If you don't check the temperature and the moisture in the air, there is a great risk to make the crop wet again. The dryer that i have been calculating on, is by my calculations, dimensioned in the wrong way. But thanks to the farmer's knowledge and big interest, the dryer works satisfactionaly. I have also been interested in how the variations between different water meters for crops variate. My result is that in order to get as right value as possible you must weigh the crop. The kind of measurer that reads the resistance in the crop is not as accurate as needed.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: vall, vallfrö, torkning
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Users 96 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:30
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/240

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