Fresh Beans Harvesting

AUMF

Member
Hello,

Just started out harvesting fresh beans and learning to run an old picker. I have picked up some tips along the way, but I'm having some issues with too many broken beans, bruising and a lot of stalk in the sample.

I am running the row of beans along the frame of the machine and the finger reel is stripping the plants as it moves along. Should I be running the frame right up along side the row of beans or away?

How do I get a better sample?

Thanks
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Hello,

Just started out harvesting fresh beans and learning to run an old picker. I have picked up some tips along the way, but I'm having some issues with too many broken beans, bruising and a lot of stalk in the sample.

I am running the row of beans along the frame of the machine and the finger reel is stripping the plants as it moves along. Should I be running the frame right up along side the row of beans or away?

How do I get a better sample?

Thanks
Have you tried adjusting the reel speed slow it down a bit for a start
 
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Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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