On Apr. 9, Iowa State University will provide farmers and grain elevator operators with information on how to keep stored grain in good condition. A free webinar will run from 11:00 a.m. (CDT) to noon.

“Last fall’s wet conditions meant that many producers had to harvest corn and soybeans before it had a chance to dry to optimal levels,” says Charles Hurburgh, an Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineer who manages the Grain Quality Research Laboratory. “As a result the condition of grain stored in Iowa is at risk because of mold and insect problems.”

The trade publication Grain Journal is presenting the webinar at no cost. Hurburgh and Dirk Maier, chairman of the grain science and industry department at Kansas State University, will offer ways farmers and elevators can ensure the quality of their stored grain.

The Webinar will cover: 

  • The current grain management and quality situation at Midwest grain elevators.
  • Grain quality practices that can minimize damage and subsequent quality management problems.
  • How to condition high-moisture grain to prevent further damage, maintain quality in storage and maximize safety by preventing dryer fires.

You can register for the Webinar online. High-speed internet service is required to participate in the Webinar.

Source: Iowa State University