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Comparisons of On-Farm Peanut Drying Systems in the Southwest¹

Authors: P. D. Bloome , D. D. Kletke , J. R. Sholar

  • Comparisons of On-Farm Peanut Drying Systems in the Southwest¹

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    Comparisons of On-Farm Peanut Drying Systems in the Southwest¹

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Abstract

The economic and management characteristics of five types of on-farm peanut drying systems were compared. Costs were determined as average present value costs per tonne using a 15-year planning horizon. The systems compared and their average present values of net, after tax, cash outflows were: high capacity, heated air drying - 16.50tonne; low temperature, controlled humidity drying - 23.07tonne; fan-powered, natural air drying - 20.88tonne; wind-powered, natural air drying in field modules - 22.15tonne; and sack drying in the field - 28.60tonne. Costs for the wind-powered, field module system were reduced to 18.00tonne by Federal Energy Tax Credits (15) and further reduced to 9.70tonne by Oklahoma Energy Tax Credits (30). Management comparisons included flexibility, drying capacity with respect to weather conditions, seed quality, risks of mold development and possibilities for multiple use.

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Keywords: drying, peanuts, energy, quality

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Bloome, P. & Kletke, D. & Sholar, J., (1983) “Comparisons of On-Farm Peanut Drying Systems in the Southwest¹”, Peanut Science 10(2), p.69-72. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-10-2-7

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01 Jan 1983

Author Notes

1Manuscript No. J-4335 of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station.