A webinar April 9 will cover how farmers and grain elevator operators can keep stored grain in good condition.

“Last fall’s wet conditions meant that many producers had to harvest corn and soybeans before the crops had a chance to dry to optimal levels,” says Charles Hurburgh, an ISU agricultural and biosystems engineering professor who manages the Grain Quality Research Laboratory and the Extension-based Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. “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 Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, will offer ways to ensure the quality of stored grain.
The webinar will cover:

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

Register for the webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/309928808. High-speed internet service is required to participate.