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Checking Stored Grain Key in Winter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jan 7, 2014 07:06 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- While it may seem inconsequential, experts say the most important grain storage management practice for farmers is to open the bin and check the grain every week to two weeks.

Checking stored grain periodically throughout winter is the most important management practice farmers can employ, according to Mark Hanna, Iowa State University extension agricultural engineer.

"Frequency of checking can be altered between once a week and every two to three weeks," Hanna told DTN. "Poorer-quality grain or grain that is not sufficiently dried for storage into late spring should be checked more frequently."

While today's grain storage ...

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