Journal or Book Title
Transactions of the ASAE
Research Focus Area(s)
Biological and Process Engineering and Technology
Weight losses and corn-quality changes from drying and handling were measured at two modern country elevators. In addition to moisture losses, material handing losses averaged 0.88% of initial weight, with a range of 0.64% to 1.33% of initial weight. There was a fourfold increase in breakage susceptibility and a twofold increase in physical kernel damage after drying. Load-to-load variations in moisture content and test weight decreased after drying while load-to-laod variations in BCFM, breakage susceptibility and harvest damage increased after drying.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Hurburgh, Charles R. Jr. and Moechning, Bruce W., "Shrinkage and Other Corn-Quality Changes From Drying at Commercial Elevators" (1984). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 417.