Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry During Summer

As the summer begins, a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain expert says that stored grain needs to be kept cool and dry over these next few months. Keeping the grain cool will help reduce both insect infestations and mold growth. Grains should never be warmed to average outdoor air temperature; insect infestation can occur quickly and in less than a month you could have a major infestation. Reducing grain temperature below 70 degrees will lessen insect reproduction and activity. During the hot and humid summer, it’s important to regularly check the grains and make sure they are stored at the right temperature.

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