Different threshing methods


  1. Foot threshing:
  • In this process, threshing is done by using bare feet or animals to thresh the crop which is spread on the floor.

  1. Manual threshing:
  • In this process, the grains are separated from the straw by impact when the crop is beaten against a slatted bamboo; wooden platform or any other hard object such as steel oil drum.

  1. Pedal threshing:
  • In this process, we have to hold the crop against a threshing drum driven by foot crank combs.

  1. Machine threshing (Mechanical threshing):
  • Threshing is also done with the help of machines such as combine harvester.
  • Because of high labour requirement of normal threshing; mechanical threshers of different types and sizes are increasingly being used.