Method for optimizing harvesting of crops

Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen (Inventor), Ole Green (Inventor), René Gislum (Inventor), Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

In order e.g. to optimize harvesting crops of the kind which may be self dried on a field prior to a harvesting step (116, 118), there is disclosed a method of providing a mobile unit (102) for working (114, 116, 118) the field with crops, equipping the mobile unit (102) with crop biomass measuring means (108) and with crop moisture content measurement means (106), measuring crop biomass (107a, 107b) and crop moisture content (109a, 109b) of the crop, providing a spatial crop biomass and crop moisture content characteristics map of the field based on the biomass data (107a, 107b) provided from moving the mobile unit on the field and the moisture content (109a, 109b), and determining an optimised drying time (104a, 104b) prior to the following harvesting step (116, 118) in response to the spatial crop biomass and crop moisture content characteristics map and in response to a weather forecast (110).
Original languageEnglish
IPCA01B 79/00 (2006.01), A01D 41/127 (2006.01)
Patent numberWO/2010/003421
Filing date14/01/2010
CountryDenmark
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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