Farm Progress Reports

Article Title

Grain Drying Energy Use


RFR A1582


Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Direct energy expenses (diesel, gasoline, propane, electricity) total more than $1 billion annually for Iowa’s farmers. When it’s required, grain drying energy can be significant for corn. This study measured propane and electrical energy used in high temperature bin drying of corn on the research farm.



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