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Farm Progress Reports

Article Title

Grain Drying Energy Use

Number

RFR-A1676

Farm

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

Department

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Abstract

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

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