Story: Arable farming

Header harvester

Header harvester

A header, or combine harvester, harvests barley in the late summer. When the farmer judges the crop is ripe and the moisture content of the grain is low enough, it is time to begin the harvest. Farmers with large farms may have their own header, while others will use a contractor to do the job.

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Harvesting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008