A clean, well-maintained grain bin is critical for safe grain storage. A problem in a bin last year can become a problem this year if proper steps aren’t taken to prevent it.
Gary Woodruff, GSI district manager in Indiana and Kentucky, is often asked about the keys to getting bins ready for the next year’s crop once the old crop is sold. He offers several tips to help get new grain to 50 to 60 degrees F or below as soon as possible. If the fan and vent system aren’t clear and working properly, the chances of grain going out of condition increases, he says.