Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

3 Best Practices for Preventing Spoilage During Grain Storage

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Moisture content and fluctuating temperatures are one of the biggest challenges farmers face when it comes to safely storing their grains. In order to make sure stored grain doesn’t spoil during the warmer months, farmers must frequently analyze samples of their stored grain to make sure it’s able to handle the heat. The ideal temperature for storing grain and preventing mold and insect growth is anywhere between 25°F and 60°F, but these storage temperatures can be hard to maintain when outside temperatures are consistently over 80°F during the summer. Freshly harvested grain is particularly challenging to store because of its naturally higher moisture content and temperature. During storage, the grain changes both physically and chemically, and this warmer, wetter grain will respire in its storage bins, producing additional heat and moisture. Consequently, that additional heat and moisture generated during storage leads to hotspot development, mold growth, and mycotoxin development – all of which lead to grain spoilage.

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Topics: Grain Moisture Meter, Grain Moisture Tester, Single Grain Moisture Tester, Seed and Grain Moisture Meter

How To Find The Right Grain & Seed Moisture Meter To Optimize Your Profits

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

 

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Topics: Grain Moisture Meter, Grain Moisture Tester, Single Grain Moisture Tester, Seed and Grain Moisture Meter

How To Determine If The Electrical Moisture Method Is Right For Your Needs

Posted by John Bogart on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Accurate measurement of moisture content can mean higher profits for businesses.  We know this.  You know this.

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Topics: Grain Moisture Meter, Grain Moisture Tester, Moisture Measurement, Electrical Moisture Method

Get The Right Measurement Instrument To Improve Your Profits At IFT 2014

Posted by John Bogart on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

I’m looking forward to meeting with QA, QC, product development and R&D specialists from some of the world’s most profitable organizations at IFT2014 later this month. As they get ready to learn about the latest in product, ingredient and technology improvements, and how these latest developments will impact their business, I’m getting prepared to wow them with how our innovations in measurement instrumentation will help them realize their quality, product introductions, and profit goals.

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Topics: Grain Moisture Meter, Rice Flour Moisture Meter, Moisture Analyzer, Moisture Balance, Moisture Measurement, Single Grain Moisture Tester, NIR Moisture Analyzer, Rice Moisture Meter

How To Maintain Optimal Moisture Level For Grain Quality In Warmer Weather

Posted by John Bogart on Mon, May 12, 2014

With the weather now warming up as we get closer to Summer – it’s important to regularly check your grain quality. Any small change in moisture can be costly.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Grain Moisture Meter, Rice Quality, Grain Moisture Tester, Rice Flour Moisture Meter, Moisture Measurement, Single Grain Moisture Tester, Riceter, Rice Moisture Meter

Get Optimal & Reliable Quality With The New Portable Flour, Grain and Seed Moisture Meter

Posted by John Bogart on Fri, May 2, 2014

As a process engineer in a highly competitive industry, it’s imperative you stay up to date with the latest technology and processes. You understand how a small change in your cost or performance structure makes a huge impact on your bottom line.

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Topics: Grain Moisture Meter, Grain Moisture Tester, Rice Flour Moisture Meter