At this point, we have learned quite a bit about the likely implications of climate change for agriculture. A couple of good summaries of national implications and likely impacts in the Pacific Northwest are good places to start, if you want to get more detail. But what does that adaptation look like? We wanted to know what strategies forward-thinking farmers in our region are already using, that could enhance resilience in the face of climate change. And we wanted to look at strategies across a number of production systems in the Pacific Northwest—dryland and irrigated cropping systems, beef production, and dairies. Let me be clear.
Stripper headers – a new, cool tool for adapting to a changing climate (w/ video)
Stripper Header | Shelbourne Reynolds
The stripper header is uniquely designed for a combine, it features a rotating stripping rotor with eight rows of stripping fingers that strip the grain or seed from the crop leaving the plant stem standing and attached to the ground. The most important questions to ask when deciding on a model of stripper header for your operation is, what crop types do you want to harvest with it and what combine size and type will the stripper header be going on. The basic concept of the stripper header is that a rotating rotor fitted in the front of the header is fitted with 8 rows of stripping fingers that strip grain from the crop as the combine moves the head forwards while it spins backwards. After the grain has been stripped by the rotor a series of deflectors within the header deflect the grain back into a conventional auger and pan.