Grain losses due to mold, insects or moisture can quickly eat into your farm’s profits.
Learn more on this site about the management variables that affect your crop harvest’s bottom line, including:
- Profitable harvesting
- Grain drying
- Storage economics
- Pest management
- Safety issues
Find resources on the site that address common problems as well as management principles designed to help keep your grain quality high. We’re here to share best practices that will help you protect the investment you’ve made in your crops.
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, June 26, 2020
Potato Leafhoppers By Andy Luke, Field Specialist in Agronomy Potato leafhoppers have been found in area alfalfa fields lately. Farmers should scout their fields to see if this damaging insect is present. Potato leafhoppers are tiny insects that ...
- Published: Thursday, May 14, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Agriculture-related incidents injure 33 children every day, and every three days a child dies from one, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.“Protecting our future generation needs ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Now is the time for wheat producers to make a plan to control Fusarium head blight (FHB) in their fields. FHB, or head scab, is a fungal disease that reduces yields and can impact the quality of the grain. In addition, the disease can produce ...
- Published: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Characteristics needed to build a temporary grain storage pileA grain storage facility can be constructed as either a short-term or long-term storage facility, depending upon whether a grain aeration system is included. Aeration is a necessary ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1993
Storage and handling of large volumes of grain on Missouri farms is common. In 1978, on-farm storage capacity for shelled grain was approximately 309 million bushels. Much of this grain is stored in bins with capacities ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Grain depth is an important factor in grain drying. Extra depth increases airflow resistance, decreasing the drying rate. This extra depth also increases fan power requirements and the cost per bushel of drying grain. Reducing the depth in a low ...
Reviews potential issues for farmers using nontraditional storage methods to keep grain dry and cool.
A tool to estimate the time required to dry corn or soybeans stored in a circular bin using either natural air or low-temperature drying practices.
Find corn harvest, drying and storage recommendations in this University of Kentucky paper designed to help producers and overseers of stored grain maintain and market high-quality corn.
An article that provides descriptions of the common ear and kernel rots afflicting corn.
Both a free PDF and a for-sale version of a Kansas State University publication that provides an economic review of on-farm storage are available at this site.