FARM LIFE NEWS
Checking Stored Grain Key in Winter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 30, 2013 02:43 PM 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 ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Technology of a Winning Game Plan
Low-Cost, Low-Debt Farming
Low Prices Will Hit Charities
Ebola Hits West Africa Hard
WTO COOL Ruling Coming Soon
View From the Cab
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Taxlink by Andy Biebl
A Valuable Transition Tool
View From the Cab