With this growing season's late planting in some areas, there's quite a bit of high-moisture corn needing to be dried down this fall.
According to a North Dakota State University Extension publication quoting engineer Kenneth Hellevang, corn can be stored through the winter at up to 23% moisture, with aeration.
Aeration keeps the corn cool in the bin as it dries down. Without aeration, moist corn begins to rot, which generates heat, which accelerates rot, and so on and so forth.
Producers should monitor the temperature of the corn in their bins and be prepared to take action if the ...