FANDOM


Agriculture in Volgograd Oblast 002

Harvesting agriculture in Volgograd Oblast, Russia

Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.[1] The harvest marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as a harvest festival, found in many religions. On smaller farms with minimal mechanization, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season. On large, mechanized farms, harvesting utilizes the most expensive and sophisticated farm machinery, like the combine harvester. Harvesting in general usage includes an immediate post-harvest handling, all of the actions taken immediately after removing the crop—cooling, sorting, cleaning, packing—up to the point of further on-farm processing, or shipping to the wholesale or consumer market.

Harvesting demonstrationsEdit

Horse cart - collecting corn sheaves at barleylands 2011 - IMG 6205

Demonstration of early harvesting with horse cart collecting sheaves cut by a binder

A number of vintage events hold demonstrations of harvesting from hand cutting and gathering corn with horse+carts for threshing through to classic and modern combines.


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (2000) American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed., Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0618082301. 

2. Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement see Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada website - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071115152303/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/agr/gwich/gwic/index_e.html

3. Tlicho Agreement see Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada website - http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1292948193972

External linksEdit

Commons-logo
Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Wiktionary-logo-en
Look up Harvest in
Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Smallwikipedialogo This page uses some content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Harvest. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons by Attribution License and/or GNU Free Documentation License. Please check page history for when the original article was copied to Wikia

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.