Site specific NA/LT drying strategies for white food corn

Vikas Saksena, Michael D. Montross, Dirk E. Maier

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Eight different strategies of Natural Air/Low Temperature drying were simulated to determine the best `what if' strategy based on the results of an on-farm drying test with white corn during 1996-97. The strategies were ranked on the basis of energy consumption, least DML, shrink compared to the target moisture content of 14.5%, date when drying was completed, and best moisture uniformity of the grain mass. The top three ranked strategies were simulated using 29 years of weather data (1961-90) for Evansville, Indiana and reranked. Based on the parameters evaluated, low temperature drying with 2.8 °C of supplemental heat followed by SentryPAC storage appeared to be the best strategy when harvest took place in early November.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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