ADAPTING CROP PROPERTIES FOR EFFICIENT MECHANISATION
Plant breeding programs and mechanisation development advanced side by side. In only a limited number of cases did interaction between these disciplines occur. In what follows are some examples of where such interactions contributed to efficient mechanisation development. Next, a few areas are identified where focused plant breeding could be a real contribution to a more reliable and effective mechanisation. It will become clear that crop properties play an important role as a link between breeding and equipment development.