Knowing Your Grain Moisture Content is Vital During Harvest Season

Harvest season is upon us, a time when the Midwest comes alive with the hum of combines and grain trucks traversing the golden fields. As a farmer, you are well aware that timing is everything during this period. Among the various factors to monitor, understanding the moisture content of your grain stands paramount. At Corn Belt Testing, Inc, we can’t stress enough how crucial it is to have precise data on grain moisture content. Let’s delve into why.

Avoiding Losses

Grains with high moisture content are more susceptible to fungal infections and other deteriorations. Knowing the exact moisture content helps in determining the right time to harvest, thereby minimizing losses that can occur due to premature or late harvesting.

Enhancing Storage Life

Proper storage begins with harvesting grains at the right moisture content. Grains that are too wet can spoil quickly, while too dry grains can lead to weight loss and reduced market value. Accurate moisture content knowledge assists in ensuring that your grain’s quality remains intact during storage. For more tips on preparing your farm for a profitable harvest season, visit our Farm Preparations page.

Optimal Processing Quality

The moisture content of grains significantly influences their processing quality. Achieving the right moisture level means that grains can be processed more efficiently, potentially leading to higher yields and better-quality products.

Regulatory Compliance

Adhering to the standard moisture content is also a requirement in many places to meet regulatory standards for grain trading. Consistent monitoring helps in complying with these standards, avoiding potential fines or penalties.

Tools of the Trade

At Corn Belt Testing, Inc, we specialize in equipping you with the best tools to ensure accurate grain moisture testing. Our partnership with DICKEY-john Corporation, a pioneer in grain moisture measurement technology, allows us to provide you with the industry’s best resources, including the revered GAC2500 UGMA and Producer GAC2500 AGRI grain moisture testers. Explore our range of grain moisture testers to find the perfect solution for your needs.

Whether you are looking for modern testers or need servicing for your older models, we have got you covered. Our extensive experience since 1994 in the sector makes us a trusted partner in facilitating a successful harvest season. For service and support, don’t hesitate to visit our Service & Support page.

Get in Touch

Harvesting season is a busy time, and we are here to assist you in making it fruitful. Feel free to reach out to us for any of your grain testing and sampling needs. Contact us at 866.845.6249 or via email at jimd@cornbelttesting.com, and let’s work together to secure a bountiful harvest.

Remember, a successful harvest is a well-monitored harvest. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding your grain’s moisture content. Happy Harvesting!