This website theme is still in development
x

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1978 Dewinger for small seed lots

Dewinger for small seed lots

The Missoula Equipment Development Center (MEDC), Missoula, Mont., has built and tested a dewinger for processing small lots of tree seed. Most existing dewingers are designed for large quantities of seeds and encounter difficulties when processing small lots: Cleaning between each seed lot is difficult and time consuming; lengthy, complex adjustments are required to dewing small lots. Increasing emphasis on genetically superior seed and smaller seed zones makes it evident that a dewinger for small seed lots could play an important role in reforestation. An MEDC survey of Forest Service nurserymen's equipment problems confirmed the need for a dewinger that could easily handle seed lots of 10 pounds or less. MEDC engineers set out to build a self-cleaning dewinger that requires only simple adjustments to process small lots, while preserving seed integrity.


Download this file:

PDF document Download this file — PDF document, 139Kb

Details

Author(s): Benjamin Lowman

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1978

Event: Nurseryman's conference and seed processing workshop
1978 - Eureka, CA