Blake, Andrew
October 2008
Farmers Weekly;10/10/2008, p7
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of ensuring that damp grains are dried to prevent further deterioration. John Speed of Frontier Agriculture states that uneven drying is caused by soil and chaff that could not be blown from combines working on crops at up to 40% moisture. It notes that dry heaps from such crops may contain damp pockets within that can heat and deteriorate. Speed adds that the grains can be stabilised with fast cooling and drying.


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