When storing corn and soybeans in on-farm bins this winter, be sure grain is stored at appropriate temperatures and moisture percentages. Also be sure the aeration fan is timed properly, say experts at Ohio State University.
Other tips to consider when storing corn and soybeans this winter include:
1. Be sure grain is level in the bin head space to assure even flow through the entire grain mass. Peaked grain in the middle of the bin is usually problematic.
2. Do not over-fill bins. Access to the head space area is nearly impossible when a bin is over-filled.
3. Be safe in working in and around grain bins. Work in teams, have safety plans, use lock-out to prevent augers from being started when one is working inside of a bin, and never enter a bin that is being loaded or unloaded.
4. Monitor your grain through the winter on regular basis.