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Hume-Love Cutterbar & Reel - 1993

Dedecation Year: 1993

Location: Horn Scholl Safety Rest Stop on US Hwy 195 near Rosalia, WA

Plaque Wording: Near This Location In The 1930's James E. Love And Horace D. Hume Of Garfield, Washington, Invented The Flexible Floating Cutterbar And The Tined Pickup Reel To Harvest Low-Growing, Fragile Crops. These Devices Were Developed For The Local Crops Of Dry Peas And Lentils And Were Then Adopted Nationwide To Soybeans And Other Low-Growing Crops That Tangle And Lodge. These Mechanisms Reduced Dry Pea Harvesting Costs By 28% And Crop Loss From 50 To 10%. These Inventions Were Reported To Save The Equivalent Of 2,750,000 Acres Of Soybeans Annually. Dedicated By The American Society Of Agricultural Engineers June 1993

 

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