Recording of webinar on managing corn and soybeans in on-farm storage is now available

Challenging harvest conditions last fall led to on-farm grain storage with higher than normal moisture content. A recorded webinar is now available providing information for maximizing grain quality and minimizing health and safety risks.

Grain bins
Photo by Mike Staton, MSU Extension

One of the residual effects of the 2019 growing season is that we have grain being stored on farms with higher than normal moisture levels. This situation poses two threats to producers. The first threat is that the quality of the grain will be reduced if the bins are not managed properly. The second is that wet grain significantly increases the risk for grain bin accidents to occur. A recent webinar addressed both issues.

The webinar was held Tuesday, March 31, 2020, and is available for viewing below. Special guest speaker Ken Hellevang, agricultural engineer at North Dakota State University, presented his latest recommendations for managing corn and soybeans in on-farm storage to maximize grain quality and reduce safety hazards. Specific topics included natural air-drying, safe storage periods, drying soybeans with supplemental heat and grain bin safety procedures.

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