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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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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
August 28, 2018