Grain Drying, Handling & Storage Handbook

Grain handling, silo

Still, some copies left from the last consignment. If you think about grain storage, buy the book first. It’s now selling at R220 including VAT, still the best bargain of your life.

One of the many valuable tables in this publication shows the relationship of grain temperature and moisture content to storage in days as below. Important to note that once any period of the grain’s life is spent through poor storage conditions, only the proportionate remaining days are left under improved conditions. (See our lead piece above.)

Storage days at various temperatures and moisture content
Grain Moisture content, % on wet basis        
                 
Temp °C 15.5 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
-1.1 2,276 648 321 190 127 94 74 61
1.6 1,517 432 214 126 85 62 49 40
4.4 1,012 288 142 84 56 41 32 27
7.2 674 192 95 56 37 27 21 18
10 450 128 63 37 25 18 14 12
12.7 299 85 42 25 16 12 9 8
15.5 197 56 28 17 11 8 7 5
18.3 148 42 21 13 8 6 5 4
21.1 109 31 16 9 6 5 4 3
23.8 81 23 12 7 5 4 3 2
26.6 60 17 9 5 4 3 2 2
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  1. Dumsani Ndlangamandla

     /  June 6, 2016

    where can i buy this book

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