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  1. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 31

    Development and evaluation of a burley tobacco mechanical stripping concept utilizing string trimmers

    SPERRY R.G.; WILHOIT J.H.; ASH D.K.
    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546 USA
    Conventional stripping of burley tobacco is very labor intensive and typically requires anywhere from about 50 to 75 wkr•hr/ac (worker hours per acre). A new mechanical stripping concept has been developed that utilizes string trimmers to remove the ...