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Keep it clean and cool this summer
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Northern growers storing winter crop on farm can ensure reliable grain quality by focusing on best hygiene practice, monitoring and cooling... "In terms of temperature, aim to keep grain less than 22 C through summer to slow storage pest activity, and when grain first goes in, ensure that aeration fans are run continuously for the first 2-3 days to push the first cooling front through and create uniform moisture... "An aeration controller will perform the cooling process at the right time, aerate the grain with the coolest air and ensure fans don't operate when the relative humidity is higher than 85 per cent, which can re-wet and damage grain if operated for extended periods."..