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item Casada, Mark
item Arthur, Franklin

Submitted to: World Grain Magazine
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/30/2002
Publication Date: 11/30/2002
Citation: CASADA, M., ARTHUR, F.H. SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF CONTROLLED AERATION. World Grain Magazine 20(11): 26-30. 2002.

Interpretive Summary: Controlled aeration is an improved technique for cooling stored grain and preventing deterioration from molds and insects. By automating control of the fans with a simple reliable control system, fan operation is much easier for the operator and the aeration process will be more efficient and effective than can be achieved by manual operation. However, controlled aeration is only part of an effective storage management plan. This article explains how controlled aeration works and highlights other important aspects of grain storage management that are required to maintain stored grain quality.

Technical Abstract: This is an article for the World Grain Magazine and not a regular paper proposal, therefore there is no abstract for this article.