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Harvesting is the cutting and gathering of the mature crop.
  • Separation of the grains from chaff is called as threshing.
  • Grains are harvested manually using a sickle.
  • By using mechanical harvesters or combines.
  • Combines are machines that also do the threshing (beating out the grain from the chaff).

Mechanical Harvester :

Threshing can also be done by a machine called a thresher. In manual harvesting, threshing is done by making oxen or buffaloes trample over the cut crop



Winnowing :
The separation of grains is from the chaff and hay. This can be done with the help of the wind and is called winnowing.


Winnowing Machine

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