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Management of cereal grain in storage

Description

The main objective of proper grain storage is to maintain the quality and characteristics that the grain possessed immediately after harvesting and drying. The quality of grain cannot be improved during storage. Grain improperly harvested and dried will remain of low quality no matter how well it is stored. In cereal grains loss in quality and quantity during storage is caused by fungi, insects, rodents and mites. Respiration may, in certain cases, contribute to a loss of dry matter during grain storage. However, the losses due to respiration are minor compared to those caused by living organisms.

Updated

January 1, 1984

Tags
cereal crops crop conditioning equipment crop equipment crop storage fungi grain mould

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

5 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Kris Chawla

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1984-01-01

Date Added

2015-08-05T17:53:31.677791

Date Modified

1984-01-01

Date Issued

1984-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

736-13

NEOS catalogue key

2828662

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca