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Keeping Stored Grain Cool and Dry in the Heat of the Summer

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

You may have found it to be a true challenge to store grain through the summer if you don’t know all the tricks of the agricultural trade. Storing a large amount of grain is a big investment, and if the slightest thing goes wrong, it can mean a big financial loss for you.

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Topics: Seed and Grain Moisture Meter

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

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