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Storing corns is one of the important tasks in the USA as it produces a lot of corn on an annual basis. In order to store corn properly, farmers have been using storage bins that are able to hold massive amounts of corn for a long duration. A storage bin can be defined as a container that is basically square or circular in shape and is used to hold and store large amounts of corn. They are also known as grain bins or corn cribs which are connected with various grain storage equipment. These storage bins help the farmers to protect the corns from adverse weather conditions such as rain, hail, and snow which could damage the mass quantity of corn stored in them.
So how do farmers in the USA store these massive amounts of corn?
Farmers have been using storage bins for the past many decades to store their massive amounts of corn along with the grain storage equipment. These storage bins are basically big square or circular containers made out of plastic or metal which are used to store wheat, soybean, corns, and other agricultural products. The way these storage bins are constructed is quite interesting since it helps in saving a lot of time in transporting the corn. The farmers in the USA store corn to sell them in the future when the prices for it are high. Some of the measures that the farmers take to protect the stored grains are:
Farmers in America use several methods to store the corns in the storage bins that allow the farmers to protect their corns from rats and others from the harsh conditions and allow free flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out. One of the most popular methods for this is aeration.
Aeration is basically a process in which the storage bins are constantly ventilated during the summer or winter seasons allowing easy movement of air inside and outside of them. The ventilation helps to maintain a proper temperature inside the storage bin. When there is excess heat, the proper amount of ventilation allows to remove it from the storage bins so that excessive heat does not damage the corns stored in them. Similarly when lost due to the decreased temperature.
Temperature and humidity sensors
Different types of fans are used in the storage bins in order to provide enough ventilation inside these huge containers. A large number of companies that manufacture such equipment are used with several types of fan controls and temperature as well as moisture sensors which automatically adjust the speed of the fan according to the external temperature conditions. In addition, an automated there is a significant decrease in temperature, then also an increased amount of ventilation is beneficial which allow fresh air to come inside and fill up the space that is vacated due to the decreased temperature.
Another very important thing that contributes to protecting the mass amount of corn stored by farmers is moisture sensors or the Grain Temp Guard Probes Alarm HT These are basically assigned with the important task of detecting the moisture content in the storage bins. These sensors help farmers to detect any change in humidity and hence farmers can take preventive measures against any damage(which might be occurring) due to the higher amount of humidity in the stored corns.
In case of humid conditions, farmers in America use a large number of fans on top which blow away all humidity from inside the storage bin and maintain a proper humidity level inside them. High moisture content in the corn storage bins can cause the occurrence of fungal growth, mold, etc. which could damage or even destroy a large amount of corn stored in bins. Hence farmers make an effort to remove excess moisture from inside the storage bins by regulating the amount of ventilation and air circulation thereby controlling the humidity level.
Similarly, farmers use an alarm system or sensor systems that allow them to know about any damage that may occur inside the storage bin due to conditions like rain, snow, wind, etc. These sensors are installed outside the storage bin so that they can easily sense any kind of external damage. If there is a decrease in temperature or excessive rain, these sensors send signals to the Grain Temp Guard alarm system which helps them minimize any damage that may occur using fans and other equipment.
Automatic Fan Controls
Farmers also use automatic fan controls for their equipment which is installed to control the speed of ventilation/ aeration fans. This also helps in regulating the desired temperature inside the storage bin which makes it easier for farmers to protect their corns from damage due to external factors. The EndZone Fan Controls can turn on and off the fan to attain the desired temperature levels of the stored grains.
The above article tells about the precautions taken while storing corns for a long time. The equipment and necessary sensors like temperature, moisture sensors, and alarm system make it easier to control the stored corn and also prevent them from damage caused due to external factors.
When there is less or no ventilation in storage bins then there is a lesser amount of oxygen inside the bins which makes it difficult for grains to remain in a healthy condition. This can cause them to rot and spoil when there is excess moisture inside the storage bin. Hence farmers in America take proper precautionary measures and use technology in order to store corns without getting affected by external factors like increased condensation, increased temperature, etc. Using Farm Shop products is highly recommended when storing the grains in the storage bin effectively.