Post-Harvest Grain Quality Tip #1: Empty Bins, Attend to Aeration Maintenance

This grain conditioning tip is taken from a July/August 2020 GRAIN JOURNAL Q&A interview with Tim Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, LLC, Barnum, IA (515-351-0925).

What recommendations do you have for getting storage ready to maintain crop quality for a maximum amount of time?

Completely empty bins, so you are not putting new crop grain on top of last year’s grain.

Clean out aeration tunnels, and repair cracks in fan-to-tunnel transitions.

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