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Combine header At the front of the combine, a large reel turns and pushes the heads of the wheat plants into the "sickle", which cuts the heads off the plants. The heads are pulled inside the combine, which shakes and beats the seeds out of the heads and separates the wheat seeds (kernels) from all the other plant materials. The seeds of the wheat plant, the grain, ends up in a grain tank on the combine and all the extra straw and parts of the wheat plant are blown out the back of the combine and spread across the field. Wheat harvest is finished but itís time to start all over again if the field will be planted to wheat for the next year's crop.
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