Stored Barley Aeration
Grain Drying and Storage

Grain Drying, Handling, & Storage

Dr. Kenneth J. Hellevang, P.E.

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Wet Stored Grain Will Deteriorate Rapidly in Spring

Spring Natural-Air Grain Drying

Corn Drying and Storage Tips

Corn mold pictures and information from NDSU Plant Pathology

Mold in Corn: Questions and Answers (pdf)

Preliminary Corn Mold Tests are Encouraging
Tests in North Dakota have found few corn mold species known to produce mycotoxins.

Mold Affects Drying Corn (word document)

Minimizing Heat Damage While Drying Corn (word document)

Moldy Corn Creates Respiratory Health Hazard (word document)

2009 Corn Drying and Storage Tips; What we Learned in 2008! (powerpoint with notes)

2009 Post-Harvest Tips for Later Maturing Corn (word document)

Don't Get Caught in Grain

Soybean Drying

NDSU Offers Soybean Drying, Storage Advice

2009 Soybean Drying Tips (powerpoint with notes)

NDSU Publications

Grain Drying and Storage Publications

Number Title Year Cost
  Allowable Storage Time Cereal Grains
  Allowable Storage Time Soybeans    
  Allowable Storage Time Malting Barley    
  Grain Equilibrium Moisture Content Charts (pdf)
Estimated Corn Field Drying
Poster Cool Grain to Prevent Storage Problems    
EB25 Sunflower Production 1994 $8.00
EB26 Potato Production (Potato Storage) 1994 $7.50
AE84 Temporary Grain Storage 1998
AE701 Grain Drying 1994
AE791 Crop Storage Management 1990
AE808 Crop Dryeration and In-Storage Cooling 1983
AE850 Pneumatic Grain Conveyors 1985
AE905 Grain Moisture Content Effects and Management 1995
AE923 Calculating Grain Drying Cost 1990
AE945 Equivalent Weights of Grain and Oilseeds 1987
AE1044 Grain Stream Sampling and Sampler Construction 1992
AE1071 Safety With Grain Augers 1995
AE1102 Caught in the Grain! 1995
AE1119 Maintaining Corn Quality for Wet Milling 1996
EB No. 35 Natural Air-Low Temperature Crop Drying 1993

MWPS Publications

The following MWPS Publications can be purchased from their website.

  • Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook, MWPS-13
  • Low Temperature and Solar Grain Drying Handbook, MWPS-22
  • Dry Grain Aeration Systems Design Handbook, MWPS-29
  • Managing Dry Grain in Storage, AED-20
  • Managing and Designing Bunker and Trench Silos, AED-43
  • Silage and Hay Preservation, NRAES-5
  • Refrigeration and Controlled Atmosphere Storage for Horticultural Crops, NRAES-22
  • Produce Handling for Direct Marketing, NRAES-51
  • Facilities for Roadside Markets, NRAES-52
  • Forage Moisture Determination, NRAES-59
  • Silage: Field to Feedbunk, NRAES-99
  • Managing Risks and Profits: Grains, MWPS-MRPG
  • Home Storage of Fruits and Vegetables, NRAES-7
  • Proceedings from the Sixth International Controlled Atmosphere Research Conference, NRAES-71
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Publication Links


General Storage

Calculating Bushels

Computations on Grain Stored in Various Configurations

Grain Cleaners and Spreaders

Grain Storage:  Value, Costs, and Returns

Guidance on Flood Water-Damaged Grain

Initial Condition Determines Quality of Stored Grain

NDSU Offers Summer Grain Storage Tips

Prepare Grain Bins and Equipment for Harvest

Storing Wheat

Using Farm Moisture Testers

Storage Management

Cereal Grain Drying and Storage

Check Stored Grain Moisture Content

Flax Storage

Keep Stored Grain Cool in Spring

Managing Dry Grain in Storage

Managing Grain for Year-Round Storage

Management - The Key to Maintaining Stored Grain Quality

Management to Maintain Stored Grain Quality

Managing Stored Grain

NDSU Offers Winter Grain Storage Tips

OSU - Stored Product Management - Pub.E-912 (Full manual is 32 chapters) Wheat and Barley Storage

Questions and Answers: Peaking Grain in Round Storage Structures

Storage of Canola

Stored Grain Fungi

Storing Wheat

UNL - Management to Maintain Stored Grain Quality G94-1199-A

Storage Management - Aeration

Aeration of Stored Grain

F-1102 - Aeration Systems for Flat Bottomed Round Bins

F-1103 - Aeration Systems for Cone-Bottomed Round Bins

Holding Wet Corn With Aeration

Management of Stored Grain with Aeration

UNL - Aeration of Stored Grain G84-692-A rev.'93

UNL - Holding Wet Corn With Aeration G87-862-A rev. '95

Alternative Storage

Adapting Silage Silos for Dry Grain Storage

Converting Tower Silos for Dry Grain Storage

Emergency Storage of Grain : Outdoor Piling

Ground Piling Design and Management

Purdue - Adapting Silage Silos for Dry Grain Storage

Temporary - Emergency Grain Storage Options

Temporary Grain Storage Considerations

Temporary Grain Storage Structures

Temporary Grain Storage Tips

Using Existing Buildings for Temporary Grain Storage


Controlling Indianmeal Moths in Stored Shelled Corn and Soybeans

Fumigating Farm-Stored Grain With Aluminum Phosphide

Fumigating Stored Grain

Insect Management in Grain Stored on the Farm

Insect Pest Management in Farm-Stored Grain

ISU - Indian Meal Moth

KSU - Management of Stored Grain Insects - Part I

KSU - Management of Stored Grain Insects - Part II

KSU - Management of Stored Grain Insects - Part III

Ohio St - Confused and Red Flour Beetles HYG-2087-97

Ohio St - Granary and Rice Weevils HYG-2088-97

Ohio St - Sawtoothed and Merchant Grain Beetles HYG-2086-97

Prevention and Control of Insects and Mites

Preventing Stored-Grain Insect Infestation

Purdue - Principal Stored Grain Insects of Indiana

Purdue - Stored Grain Insect Pest Management

U of MN - Stored-product Insects and Biological Control Agents

UNL - Fumigating Farm-stored Grain With Aluminum Phosphide G86-790-A rev. '98


Beware of Flowing Grain Dangers

Clearance of Electric Supply Conductors to Grain-Handling Equipment, AEX-290-94

Explosion Venting and Suppression of Bucket Elevator Legs

Grain Bin Entrapment: What if it Happens to You?

Grain Handling and Storage Safety

Grain Storage Safety

Preventing Grain Dust Explosions

Rescuing a Person Trapped in Grain

Safe Grain and Silage Handling

Safe Storage and Handling of Grain


Cereal Grain Drying and Storage

Corn Tips for a November Harvest

Dryeration & Bin Cooling Systems for Grain

Dryeration and In-Storage Cooling For Corn Drying

Drying and Storing Sunflowers

Drying frost-damaged Crops

Drying Wheat During a Cool & Late Harvest

Fan Sizing and Application for Bin Drying/Cooling of Grain

Grain Drying And Storage of Damp Grain

Harvesting, Drying, and Storing Grain Sorghum

Harvesting Grain Drying and Storage

Malting Barley Requires Special Care When Drying

Natural Air Corn Drying

Natural Air Corn Drying in the Upper Midwest

Natural Air Grain Drying in Ohio, AEX-202-90

Natural Grain Drying in Ohio

NDSU Offers Tips on Drying Wheat During Cool, Late Harvests

Post-Harvest Tips for Late Maturing Corn

Selecting Fans, Determining Airflow for Crop Drying, Cooling, Storage

Service for Testing Grain Dryers

Solar Heat for Grain Drying-Selection, Performance, Management

Soybean Drying and Storage

Sunflower Tips for a November Harvest

UNL - Natural Air Corn Drying G85-560-A

Wheat and Barley Drying

Feed and Forage

Bacterial Inoculents for Silage

Bagged Conventional Silage

Baled Silage for Livestock

Determining Forage Moisture Content with a Microwave Oven

F-1011 - Bunker Silo Sizing and Management

Forage Losses = Economic Losses, so Minimize Them

Forage Sampling and Sampling Equipment

Hay Storage

Heat Damage in Silage and Hay

Indoor Hay Storage: Dry Matter Loss and Quality Changes

Large Round Bale Hay Storage

Large Round Bales: Management

Large Round Bales: Safety

Mechanically Conditioning Alfalfa Hay

Molds and Mycotoxins in Feeds

Principles of Silage Making

Round Bale Hay Storage

Round Bale Hay Storage

Round Hay Bale Storage

Sampling Forages for Testing

Temporary silage storage systems

UNL - Feeding High Moisture Corn G74-100-A

UNL - Rodent-Proof Construction: Drains and Feeding Equipment G94-1217-A


Conveying Equipment for Agricultural Products

F-1105 - Auger Conveyors

Fan Selection Software University of Minnesota)

Software: FANS: Fan Selection for Grain Bins

Download Windows version (90K)
October 1998: Corrected an error in parameters for flaxseed

This program is in the form of a self-extracting archive. After downloading WINFAN.EXE to your disk, doubleclick WINFAN.EXE to extract the three files:
WINFANS.EXE -- the program
FANS.DAT -- a database of over 200 commercial fans
WINFANS.HLP -- help file

Download DOS version (93K)

This program is in the form of a self-extracting archive. After downloading FAN.EXE to your disk, enter FAN to extract the two files:
FANS.EXE -- the program
FANS.DAT -- a database of over 200 commercial fans


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