Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 511-517
Published online 2017-04-30

Analysis of Linseed Production with Use of Flax Puller and Combine Harvester for its Harvest

Jiří Souček1, Tomáš Šturc1, Jan Mareček2

1Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering, p. r. i., Drnovská 507, 161 01 Prague 6, Czech Republic
2Mendel University in Brno, DAFEE FA, Zemědělská 1, 613 00, Brno, Czech Republic

The cultivation of linseed is an alternative to the production of flax stem, which is globally on the decline. The alternative method to the traditional harvest using the flax puller is increasing use of combine harvester. By this method the harvest efficiency will be increased, which represents a significant step to an improvement of economy of cultivation. Depending on the variety, the value of specific energy consumption was determined from (0.43 MJ/kg) up to (0.63 MJ/kg) if we use flax puller and from (0.58 MJ/kg) up to (0.86 MJ/kg) if it is used a combine harvester. Levelized costs for seed production in case of soil cultivaton with tillage rangein wide interval (9,714 CZK/t – 17,308 CZK/t) depending on yield of a variety and used machinery.


This paper was supported by a project of long‑term development of Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering p.r.i. no. RO0616 and project NAZV No. QI92A143.


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