While this year's crop may be coming off the field dry, it'll still be important to cool it down.

That from Dr. Joy Agnew, Program Manager of Agricultural Research Services with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI).

She said the goal is to cool the grain down to 15 degrees Celsius.

"Depending on the grain type, the target moisture for safe storage is different. But as long as it's dry, for whatever grain that is, 15 degrees Celsius or lower is the target temperature."

Agnew notes it wouldn't be a bad idea to cool the grain down even more, to around zero or five degrees. She cautions not to cool it down too much though, as this could cause damage to the seed.

The easiest way to cool the grain is to blow air through it when the air outside is colder than the grain inside the bin.


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