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This Week on N Field: Ear Rots and Storage Considerations

October 13, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Amy Timmerman shares tips on scouting for ear rots during corn harvest and avoiding mold development in bins.   

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Conditioning of soybeans occurs the fastest when the airflow rate is high and the air is warm and humid.

Considerations When Conditioning Too-dry Soybeans

October 27, 2022
Insights on the process of conditioning low-moisture soybeans while avoiding damage to grain bins, with respect to cost-effectiveness.

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Corn in bin
Anytime corn is cooled in a bin, there will be a minor reduction in moisture; however, the temperature of the corn will change many times faster than any moisture content change.

Cooling Low-moisture Corn in Bins

October 25, 2022
With a higher prevalence of low-moisture corn this harvest season due to drought, Nebraska Extension shares recommendations on how to avoid additional moisture loss while cooling the grain.

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Stored grain should be monitored closely to detect any storage problems early. (photo courtesy of NDSU)

Proper Spring Grain Drying and Storage Critical

April 7, 2020
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert.

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Grain bins that burst with wet grain during 2019 flooding

FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska

November 5, 2019
This week the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that payments now are available to eligible producers in Nebraska who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019.

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Soybean Drying, Storage Could Be Challenging

October 16, 2019
A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying issues, including the potential for increased shatter losses, moisture variation, and storage losses. See these recommended drying times and temperatures for safer storage.

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Drying and Storing Expected High-moisture Corn

October 10, 2019
The corn season started late in many areas and is likely to end early with this weekend's lows. How much dry down can you expect to occur in the field and what are the risks of waiting? These recommendations and an online corn dry down calculator from ISU may help with decision-making.

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Preparing Grain Bins and Equipment for Harvest

September 2, 2020
Cleaning and treating harvest equipment and grain bins, as well as the area surrounding bins, can reduce pest and rodent problems in stored grain, helping protect your season-long investment.

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