ID

DASC-117NP

Authors as Published

Gonzalo Ferreira, Assistant Professor and Dairy Management Extension Specialist, Dairy Science, Virginia Tech

This publication is available in Video format only.

When used for silage, corn and sorghum crops are harvested and chopped with very powerful and dangerous machines. Nobody, even an agronomist, a field crew member or a kid, should walk within a standing crop of corn or sorghum, especially when this being harvested and chopped for silage. This occupational safety video describes the reasons why nobody should assume the operator of a forage chopper would be aware about the presence of another person walking within the standing crop during harvesting and chopping.


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Publication Date

August 28, 2018