Grain losses due to mold, insects or moisture can quickly eat into your farm’s profits.
Learn more on this site about the management variables that affect your crop harvest’s bottom line, including:
- Profitable harvesting
- Grain drying
- Storage economics
- Pest management
- Safety issues
Find resources on the site that address common problems as well as management principles designed to help keep your grain quality high. We’re here to share best practices that will help you protect the investment you’ve made in your crops.
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News & articles
- Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A wet fall harvest and a cold winter might make conditions especially dangerous for grain producers emptying grain bins to fulfill commodity contracts and prepare for wheat harvest.In 2010 there were a record 26 deaths nationwide ...
- Published: Thursday, May 14, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Agriculture-related incidents injure 33 children every day, and every three days a child dies from one, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.“Protecting our future generation needs ...
- Published: Friday, Aug. 28, 2020
Stored dry grain represents a substantial investment of time and money. Protect that investment by properly drying and storing grain. The basics of grain drying, storage, management and care are outlined below.Grain drying optionsField dryingField ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Grain depth is an important factor in grain drying. Extra depth increases airflow resistance, decreasing the drying rate. This extra depth also increases fan power requirements and the cost per bushel of drying grain. Reducing the depth in a low ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1993
Storage and handling of large volumes of grain on Missouri farms is common. In 1978, on-farm storage capacity for shelled grain was approximately 309 million bushels. Much of this grain is stored in bins with capacities ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 ...
A tool to estimate the time required to dry corn or soybeans stored in a circular bin using either natural air or low-temperature drying practices.
Reviews potential issues for farmers using nontraditional storage methods to keep grain dry and cool.
Find corn harvest, drying and storage recommendations in this University of Kentucky paper designed to help producers and overseers of stored grain maintain and market high-quality corn.
An article that provides descriptions of the common ear and kernel rots afflicting corn.
Both a free PDF and a for-sale version of a Kansas State University publication that provides an economic review of on-farm storage are available at this site.