There is a lot of corn in the midwest that is too wet for bins (ie. 20% or higher moisture). This corn isn’t drying down in the field in a timely manner due to the period of the year we are in and weather conditions that are higher in humidity, have shorter days and lower air temperatures.
This can severely slow down harvest if theres not enough dryer space and available dryers are running slower due to the weather conditions mentioned above.
But theres a solution. Oxygen free grain storage, or grain bagging, can help. With grain bagging you will be able to harvest now, store grain for an extended period of time with no degradation to your grain quality, then unload into your dryer when there is space.
But what exactly is oxygen free storage?
Lets get scientific. Inside a grain bag is your grain, and whatever quality it goes in at, is what it will come out at.
How does this occur? First, aerobic bacteria that is on your grain will use up the free oxygen available in the bag. While it does this, the bacteria are expelling Carbon Dioxide, which increases C02. Because of this, there is a decrease of deterioration in your grain, as well as controlling mold and insect infestation-because bugs cannot live without oxygen. There is no decrease in grain grade due to shrink (like in a grain bin) or oxygen degradation. So essentially there is not much going on inside the grain bag except protection from the outside world, which is just what you want.
So by bagging near your grain dryer you can easily unload when the time is right and dry your grain. Want to see real farms who bagged grain this year? Check out the pics & videos below: