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.
|Journal||Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA|
Duration: Aug 10 1997 → Aug 14 1997
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)