A01B 79/005 (20130101); G01S 19/14 (20130101); G01S 19/13 (20130101); A01D 29/00 (20130101)
Methods and devices for automated adjustment of a digging implement during harvest of underground crops are described. Utilizing the devices, a digging implement, e.g., a blade, can be located and maintained at a desired depth as a harvester travels across a field. During use, the digging implement depth controls can be varied as the harvester travels within a single field under different operating conditions, e.g., different soil friability, consistency, etc., thereby preventing crop loss and improving crop yield.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)