Grain Moisture Monitoring Articles

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Efficiency of maize irrigation scheduling in climate variability and extreme weather events in eastern Croatia

    This study was conducted (2010–2012) to analyse the efficiency of irrigation scheduling in maize production based on soil moisture measurements (Watermark soil moisture sensors) in years with extreme weather events at the research site of the Agricultural Institute in Osijek, eastern Croatia. Three irrigation treatments and four maize hybrids were studied. In the extremely rainy 2010, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Light and moisture competition effects on biomass of red clover underseeded to winter wheat

    Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) use as an underseeded cover crop in winter cereals has declined due to inability of growers to consistently establish uniform stands. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of light and soil moisture competition on underseeded red clover establishment and end of season dry matter production. Field trials were conducted at multiple locations in 2005 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Improving the fermentation characteristics of corn through agronomic and processing practices

    This study determined the influence of corn (Zea mays L.) hybrids, N availability, grain harvest moisture, and drying temperatures on dry-mill ethanol production. Six hybrids, ranging from 92 to 108 d in relative maturity (RM), were planted at two locations over 2 yr. One of four N fertilizer treatments were applied. Grain was hand-harvested at grain moistures of 20 and 25%. Grain was dried to ...

  • Expansion Potential of Compacted Fine-Grained Soils Using Suction Measurements

    Fine-grained soils in arid climates are most often unsaturated. If such soils have a swelling potential, their expansive pressure must be determined for structural design. Hitherto employed swelling test methods are time consuming and not reliable. Testing methods based on suction potential measurements are being introduced in order to evaluate the expansive potential.Swelling test results on ...


    By ASTM International

  • Compaction Control and the Index Unit Weight

    Procedures for measurement of percent compaction and several related practical issues are discussed. When measuring percent compaction, the “maximum” unit weight should be determined for each field unit weight test or nuclear unit weight measurement because minor differences in gradation and grain shape that are neither visually observable nor apparent from conventional gradation tests can have a ...


    By ASTM International

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