Grain Moisture Monitoring News

  • Stored Grains: CO₂ Monitoring for the Early Detection of Spoilage

    In a recent article published by Process Industry Informer, it was highlighted that over 50% of stored grains are lost after harvesting due to spoilage caused by mould or insect infestation, and amounts to roughly $1 trillion per year in losses. However, these major economic losses can be combatted by the early detection of spoilage with gas sensors for CO2 measurement. ...

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Silage Shrink Affects Feed Quality and Quantity

    When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. This, in turn, leads to a higher concentration of lower-value nutrients, like fiber. “Ensuring higher silage quality and conserving more of the nutrients and silage mass can ...

    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Ohio State Expert: Rootless Corn Can Recover

    Rootless or “floppy” corn may look questionable, but under the right conditions, it can recover. Corn crops that are leaning or lodged may be impacted by rootless corn syndrome, said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. ...

    By Ohio State University

  • New hand-held grain moisture tester available from John Deere

    To help producers more accurately monitor the condition of their grain during harvest and in storage, John Deere introduces the GT-30300 Grain Moisture Tester. This new hand-held device provides direct readout of moisture and test weight for 20 different grains in seconds, without pre-weighing the samples, at the touch of a button. According to Barry Deiters, product manager with John Deere ...

    By John Deere

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