Equipment

Threshing and Shelling

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Agriculex Single Ear Corn Sheller

Three units available for shelling a single ear of corn at a time

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ALMACO Maizer

Small batch corn shelling unit for single ears or bulk samples with cob conveyor and seed transfer system; utilizes rubber belt for minimal seed damage

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ALMACO BT-14 Belt Thresher

Three threshing units for use on sorghum, soybean and other small podded grains or heads of grains

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ALMACO SVBT Plot Thresher

Three threshing units for use on sorghum and small grains

Measuring

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Li-Cor Leaf Area Index

Used for calculating total leaf area of a plant

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WinRHIZO Root Scanner

An image analysis system specifically designed for root measurement in different forms: morphology (i.e. length, area, volume), topology, architecture, color analysis

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ALMACO Portable Seed Lab

An economical alternative to a small plot combine when used with threshing equipment; portable lab for testing threshed seed with multiple options for data testing and collection

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DuPont Pioneer Ear Photometry

Corn ear imaging box used to quantify yield with approximately 30 different ear and kernel measurements

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Go!Scan 3D Scanner

Two scanners are suited to scan small to large objects quickly and effortlessly; scanning enables replication at different scales using the 3D printer

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LiCor 6400 Portable Photosynthesis System

Two hand-held sensing devices can take rapid and laboratory quality measurements in the field

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Dickey John Moisture Reader

High-speed moisture reader and test weight scale, also capable of downloading data

Perten NIR

Perten DA 7250 NIR Analyzer

Near-infrared analyzer can determine moisture, protein, ash, starch and many other parameters at high speed with excellent accuracy

Grinding

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Eco Shredder

Used for grinding plant samples into smaller pieces

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Plant and Seed Grinders

Three grinders to grind seed and plant material to a fine powder for further processing

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UDY Grinders

Two lab sample grinders available for general purpose of a variety of materials

Cleaning and Treating

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ALMACO Seed Boss

Process 1-5 lbs of seeds quietly and quickly (30-35 seconds); multiple seed application

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ALMACO Seed Treater

Two fully automated seed treaters can treat seed in batch quantities of one to five pounds

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Carter Day Aspirator

Cleans and separates small seed samples

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Ovens

Two Wisconsin Ovens to dry plant materials prior to grinding

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Seed Pan Screen Shaker

Designed to accept up to ten 12” x 12” screens and one bottom pan for cleaning multiple types of seed

Counting

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VMEK METRIX Color Sorter

Counts, cleans, and separates product by color and/or shape at a high rate and high accuracy; can be used to measure seed size and diameter

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Agriculex Seed Counter

Modular system with air delivery; can count entire seed sample at over 400 seeds/second as well as user-defined subsamples

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Old Mill Seed Counter

Several seed counters available to count and weigh seed samples

Printing

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Zortrax 3D Printer

3D printer is used to create new UAV mounts and parts and available to our researchers for any other innovative idea

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Packet and Stake Printer

High-speed printer used for printing on packets and field stakes