Field-drying rice using modified swath harvesting
Bryan M. Jenkins, University of California
California Agriculture 43(2):25-27. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v043n02p25.
Bryan M. Jenkins is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
A technique for drying rice in windrows by covering them with stubble has been developed and field-tested. Modified swath harvesting reduces drying costs, and it protects the crop from dew, improving yield of head rice.
The author acknowledges support of the California Rice Research Board and the cooperation of Heidrick Farms and Demeter Corporation, Woodland, California in conducting this research.