US 9,807,940 B2
System for prediction and control of drydown for windrowed agricultural products
Jerome J. Roell, West Des Moines, IA (US); and Terence D. Pickett, Waukee, IA (US)
Assigned to Deere & Company, Moline, IL (US)
Filed by Deere & Company, Moline, IL (US)
Filed on Sep. 30, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/871,439.
Prior Publication US 2017/0086381 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
Int. Cl. A01F 15/08 (2006.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01); A01F 15/07 (2006.01)
CPC A01F 15/08 (2013.01) [A01F 15/0833 (2013.01); A01F 2015/077 (2013.01); G05B 15/02 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for optimizing collection of a windrowed crop comprising the steps of:
receiving first condition date;
estimating a moisture level of the crop based on the first condition data;
determining first optimal collection parameters based on the estimated moisture level of the crop;
collecting a first portion of the crop with a baler according to the first optimal collection parameters;
during the collection of the first portion of the crop, receiving a measured moisture level of the crop;
determining revised optimal collection parameters based on the measured moisture level of the crop; and
alerting an end user of a recommended schedule for collecting a second portion of the crop in accordance with the revised optimal collection parameters.