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Management of On-Farm Stored Grain. Roger Brook , Ph.D., P.E. Agricultural Engineering Department Michigan State University. Bringing Knowledge to Life. Grain Storage Problems. Moisture and air movement Molds and similar pathogens Insects and similar arthropods Rodents.

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management of on farm stored grain

Management of On-Farm Stored Grain

Roger Brook, Ph.D., P.E.

Agricultural Engineering Department

Michigan State University

Bringing Knowledge to Life

grain storage problems
Grain Storage Problems
  • Moisture and air movement
  • Molds and similar pathogens
  • Insects and similar arthropods
  • Rodents
grain storage management
Grain Storage Management
  • Prepare your Storage
  • Prepare your Grain
  • Manage Grain Temperature
  • Regular Inspection
prepare your grain prevent remove broken kernels
Prepare Your GrainPrevent / Remove Broken Kernels
  • Check combine adjustment to minimize grain breakage
  • Review dryer operation to reduce stress cracks
  • Remove broken kernels
manage grain temperature
Manage Grain Temperature
  • Cool rapidly, as temperatures allow
  • Don’t over cool for time of year
  • Recommended 30-35F
  • Check temperature of exhaust air
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GRAIN INSPECTION

  • Look
  • Smell
  • Feel
thank you for your attention
Thank You for your Attention

Roger Brook

Michigan State University

Agricultural Engineering Dept.

210 Farrall Hall

E. Lansing, MI 48824

Tel: 517-353-4456

Fax: 517-355-7711

Email: brook@msu.edu