Grain Drying Articles

  • Brewer's Grain - Case Study

    Brewer's grain is a vegetable residue from the production of beer and other malt beverages. The material has a high nutritional value and is a popular feed supplement for livestock. Dairy farmers consider brewer's grain to be a highly palatable and absorptive feedstock that helps stimulate milk production. However, due to the high moisture content, fresh brewer's grain has a very short shelf ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Predicting precipitation on nonpoint source pollutant exports in the source area of the Liao River, China

    The source area of the Liao River is an important grain growing area in China which experiences serious problems with agricultural nonpoint source pollution (NPS) which is impacting the regional economy and society. In order to address the water quality issues it is necessary to understand the spatial distribution of NPS in the Liao River source area. This issue has been investigated by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reactor for pigment production - case study

    Large shearing forces are required for the production of certain pigments in order to achieve high colour intensity. For this reason, such pigments are normally produced with the help of kneading /disc dryers, which inevitably provide shearing forces due to their inherent design. The material and the time and energy required for their design makes these devices extremely expensive, especially ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • U.S.-India: Dealing With Monsoon Failure

    The scene plays out in India. At a reception, I met the head of Indian operations for Esso (now ExxonMobil). When I asked him how business was, he said it was great. In particular, diesel sales to fuel irrigation pumps were nearly double the previous year’s level. Why? Because farmers were pumping continuously to try to save their crops. Soon after, I met an embassy staff person, an avid ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • India's Dangerous 'Food Bubble'

    India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates three-fifths of India's grain harvest is coming from wells that are starting to go dry. This sets the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • CM Bulk Terminal in Poland

    Grain: Drying and storage Details on MONSUN Lachenmeier supplies Complete new design, manufacturing, supply - and installation work: Intake system with dust aspiration panels to minimize dust problems when unloading. Two intake lines, 200 t/h each Two dryers lines, 50 t/h each Storage system: ...


    By Lachenmeier Monsun A/S

  • Moisture dependent physical properties of pigeon pea grains

    Different important physical properties of pigeon pea grains (BDN–2) were determined at five different moisture content levels of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50% dry basis (d.b.). With an increase of moisture content from 10 to 50% (d.b.), the average value of triaxial dimensions of pigeon pea such as length, width and thickness increased from 6.04 to 6.45, 5.40 to 5.72 and 4.61 to 4.79 mm, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved wheat grains storage

    Improved wheat grains storage management SmartScan25 was installed at the Israeli large flour mill to improve wheat grains storage management, save costs and reduce material losses. Israeli Mills Ltd, located in the city of Tel Aviv, is one of the leading local flour providers. The mill produces various types of wheat products such as: bran, white flour, ...

  • Stuart Stephen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Excellent energy production from his Gaia-Wind turbine means that Stuart Stephen has managed to reduce his quarterly energy bills by up to 75% on his Aberdeenshire farm. Purchased turbine: January 2011 Average annual energy production: 43,000kWh Predicted payback period: 4 years “At Netherthirds Farm in the North East of Scotland, we do mixed farming; ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Energy and exergy audit of a solar grain dryer

    Energy and exergy audit of a solar grain dryer has been presented in this paper. The solar grain dryer is made up of a flat-plate solar collector and a convective drying chamber. The properties of the working fluid were measured at various energy input levels. Energy and exergy balance equations were written for the flat-plate solar collector, the convective drying chamber and the solar grain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multi-residue mycotoxin analysis of dry distillers grains

    Distillers grains (DG) are the still residues after the ethanol has been collected. Approximately 90% of US production is used in domestic animal feed. Any Mycotoxins present in the fresh corn can be concentrated by a factor of three. Contamination can also occur during storage. This raises concern about the potential animal and human health hazards from the use of Mycotoxincontaminated ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Response of upland rice cultivars to nitrogen fertilizer in the savannas of Nigeria

    In the dry savannas of West Africa, cultivation of upland rice (Oryza spp.) under rain-fed conditions is expanding due to the introduction of the New Rice for Africa (NERICA; WARDA, Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire) but appropriate N recommendations for these new cultivars are lacking. The present study evaluated the response of four NERICA rice cultivars, their parents (WAB 56-104 (O. sativa, tropical ...

  • Corn morphology, mass, and grain yield as affected by early-season red: far-red light environments

    The spatial arrangement among plants affects both vegetative and reproductive meristem development. More axillary meristems develop at lower plant densities, which are associated with relatively high red:far-red light ratios (R:FRs; 645:735 nm). However, little is known about the effect of R:FR on corn (Zea mays L.) productivity. We conducted field research to determine the effect of early-season ...

  • Grain yield performance of selected lowland NERICA and modern asian rice genotypes in West Africa

    Six lowland experiments were conducted over three years in southern Benin to assess yield differences in 28 rice (Oryza spp.) genotypes grown under nonfertilized and fertilized conditions. These included the interspecific hybrids, the lowland New Rice for Africa (NERICA) genotypes developed from crossing O. sativa and O. glaberrima. Fertilizer rates were 70–86N: 30–37P2O5: 30–37K2O kg ha–1. ...

  • Stacked corn hybrids show inconsistent yield and economic responses in New York

    Stacked (two to three transgenic traits) corn (Zea mays L.) hybrids represented 40% of U.S. corn in 2008, despite limited agronomic studies. Field-scale studies were conducted on four farms in New York for 2 yr to evaluate the agronomics and economics of double-stacked {glyphosate resistance and Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) European corn borer [Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner)] trait} hybrids when ...

  • An alternate wetting and moderate soil drying regime improves root and shoot growth in rice

    A major challenge in rice (Oryza sativa L.) production is to achieve the dual goal of increasing food production and saving water. This study aimed to investigate if alternate wetting and drying regimes could improve root and shoot growth and consequently increase grain yield and water use efficiency (WUE). Two rice varieties were field-grown at Yangzhou, China in 2005 and 2006. Three irrigation ...

  • Mega-Environment identification for barley based on twenty-seven years of global grain yield data

    Knowledge of target environments in breeding programs is important to better direct the development of germplasm. The objectives of this study were to identify associations among barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) growing environments to identify mega-environments to select the best locations to breed barley. Twenty-seven years of grain yield data from the International Barley Yield Trial (IBYT) ...

  • Response of yield heterosis to increasing plant density in maize

    Genetic yield improvement in maize (Zea mays L.) has been associated with heterosis and increased tolerance to high plant densities, but the physiological processes underlying heterosis for tolerance to plant density stress have not been identified. The objective of this study was to quantify the response of heterosis for grain yield to increasing plant density, and to examine the processes ...

  • Relationships between large-spike phenotype, grain number, and yield potential in spring wheat

    Our objective was to investigate the physiological basis of grain number per square meter (GN) and yield in two CIMMYT spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) lines of large-spike phenotype (LSP), LSP1 and LSP2, and one check cultivar, Bacanora, when grown as single plants in the growth room and at normal sowing densities in high radiation, irrigated field conditions. In the growth room, rachis ...

  • Characterization of grain-filling patterns in diverse maize germplasm

    Information regarding genotypic variability for maize (Zea mays L.) grain-filling patterns is scarce, especially at the inbred level. We characterized a large set of public and elite proprietary inbred lines for kernel growth traits. Lines were selected to sample divergent kernel size, genetic diversity, and lines released from breeding programs. The traits characterized were final kernel weight ...

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