Agriculture Online - Grain Storage Grain handling and storage news and updates. Find articles on grain handling equipment, parts, new products, technology, safety and more. Get information on grain handling on your farm, and get news and updates from experts and other farmers. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Sunday Apr 20 12:18:00 EDT 2014 150 30 26 organic tuvar dal Pigeon peas are an important legume crop of rainfed agriculture in the semiarid tropics. The Indian subcontinent, Eastern Africa and Central America, in that order, are the world's three main pigeon pea-producing regions. Friday Aug 30 00:14:25 EDT 2013 13 grain bin checkup tips Make sure your bins are ready to go this fall with these maintenance tips. Monday Aug 19 14:46:22 EDT 2013 Grain bin monitors: Money in the bank Monday Aug 19 12:13:43 EDT 2013 Prepping bins for prime time This seven-point plan will help you prepare storage for harvest. Friday Jul 06 12:10:55 EDT 2012 Plug and play bins Grain-handling products offer innovative solutions to power restrictions and corrosion on bins. Thursday Feb 16 11:28:40 EST 2012 It's mid-winter grain bin checkup time With a mild week ahead, now's a good time to make sure your stored grain is in good shape. Monday Jan 30 14:50:04 EST 2012 Control insects in the bin Study shows direction of airflow could better manage storage pests. Wednesday Jan 12 12:24:45 EST 2011 Grain bags need study Little is known about their impact on grain quality over time. Friday Jan 07 15:57:06 EST 2011 Grain bin safety: Training, awareness is key Friday Sep 24 16:57:48 EDT 2010 Wet grain causing storage, mold concerns for farmers The wet conditions of the 2009 corn harvest presented challenges for farmers and those difficulties still have not come to an end. Wednesday Mar 17 12:27:00 EDT 2010 Hot air at the grain bin? Take action now to preserve grain quality Remember that grain you put in the bin a little on the damp side last fall? Now's an important time to keep a close eye on that grain, one specialist says. Wednesday Feb 10 10:53:00 EST 2010 Building more storage When Minnesota farmer Chris Tesch started shopping for a grain bin in late 2008, the quotes he received from a variety of manufacturers were daunting. Because he was changing his crops from a 50-50 corn/soybean rotation to 100% corn in 2009, he knew he wou Thursday May 14 09:33:00 EDT 2009 Grain bin management With commodity prices fluctuating daily and input costs remaining near record highs, producers are faced with the challenge of sustaining profitability. As profit margins shrink, the quality of your stored grain becomes even more critical. Before you put o Thursday May 14 08:50:00 EDT 2009 Cotton-to-grain shift ups Delta storage issue With a sea change in production, the Delta landscape has changed. Where you once saw thriving cotton gins sprawled throughout the countryside, now shiny cylinder-shaped grain bins prevail. Thursday Mar 26 11:33:00 EDT 2009 Grain storage specialist: Aerate grain now The current cold weather provides some relief from the wet grain issues that have plagued farmers in 2008. There is considerable corn in storage over 18% moisture, with some over 20%. And there is still wet corn in the field that likely will not dry any m Tuesday Nov 25 15:31:00 EST 2008 Company introduces dual-auger grain cart for moving corn, cobs or mix for cellulosic ethanol Cellulose is the future of ethanol. As production companies begin to transition to cellulosic methods, the rest of the crop production industry is starting to follow suit. Thursday Nov 13 10:43:00 EST 2008 Farmers weigh grain-hauling options Hauling grain is a balancing act. Is it best to go just down the road and take what you can get locally, price-wise? Or, should you get on the road and haul to more distant locations if it means a higher price for your grain? Thursday Nov 06 11:49:00 EST 2008 Check your bins This week's bluebird weather is just what the doctor (or agronomist) ordered for optimum harvest conditions. But here’s a quick heads up if you haven't already: Check your bins. Thursday Oct 30 11:50:00 EDT 2008 Watch carbon dioxide levels in stored grain, specialists say Grain moisture content and temperature are the primary factors affecting grain deterioration in storage. If these factors are not properly monitored and controlled, grain quality can deteriorate quickly due to mold growth and insect infestation. Friday Aug 29 13:49:00 EDT 2008 Save your grain from flooded bins Flooded grain storage bins can cause a lot of damage to the soaked crops, and occasionally the bins burst. Don’t let this be discouraging, but act quickly! There’s a short window of time before wet grain spoils, so a decision needs to be made within 2 Wednesday Jun 11 15:02:00 EDT 2008 Watch out for mold in stored grain Farmers and elevator managers should check corn in storage because temperatures were optimal for mold growth early this storage season, a Purdue University Extension expert says in a university report. Tuesday Oct 30 13:59:00 EDT 2007 Gearing up your grain storage With the largest corn crop in decades expected this year, as well as higher-than-expected soybean yields coming in from the field, the premium is high for grain storage, especially on the farm. Keeping grain quality high while in the bin will be a challeng Monday Oct 01 13:00:00 EDT 2007 Protecting grain in storage a savvy investment, specialist says Grain producers need to consider that question every fall, University of Illinois Extension agricultural and biological engineer Ted Funk says in a recent university report. Thursday Aug 02 08:30:00 EDT 2007 A vacation home for your grain To meet the storage needs for this year's mammoth corn crop, Corn Belt cooperatives are turning to an alternative grain storage option. Monday Jul 09 14:48:00 EDT 2007 Grain quality and handling issues for 2006 The erratic rainfall patterns across Iowa have affected both yield and quality for corn and soybeans. Because more corn is likely to be stored for local use through the entire crop year, attention to harvest and storage management details will be very impo Tuesday Oct 10 16:19:00 EDT 2006 Now is the time to prepare bins for fall harvest With harvest just around the corner, this is a good time to clean and repair your grain storage bins. This can help ensure a better quality grain product at delivery. Monday Sep 11 13:20:00 EDT 2006