Grain bins have changed over the last several decades… they’ve gotten bigger, which means that the financial risk contained within one bin has increased exponentially. On top of that, growing farms – racing to harvest everything within increasingly irregular harvest windows – inevitably end up with batches of tough grain that require particular attention. Understanding basic grain storage management principles and incorporating new technologies to monitor your bins will help you make informed decisions to reduce the risk of spoilage.
The importance of basics such as measuring airflow resistance, sizing fans, and drying rates will be revisited. Special considerations for big bins and extending the drying season will be discussed as well as the technology options for monitoring and making decisions.