Mechanical harvesting of pumpkin seeds
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- Publisher: ZADRUŽNA ŠTAMPA, d.d.
Glasnik Zaštite Bilja,
sjemenke bundeve;ubiranje sjemenki;gubici sjemenki | pumpkin seed;seed harvesting;seed losses
One of the key problems in production technology of pumpkin seed for oil production is mechanized harvesting and losses of seed during mechanical harvesting. The losses of pumpkin seed during mechanical harvesting at peripheral velocity of 1.57 m/s (optimally adjusted machine) were 4.4% for Gleisdorf species, 5.2% for Slovenska species and 7.8% for pumpkin with husk. The higher average losses of pumpkin seed with husk were caused by tight connection of seed and pumpkin fruit.