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The objective of ventilating (aerating) stored grain with low flows of near-ambient temperature air is to maintain grain quality. Aeration limits biological activity by cooling the grain, and prevents moisture migration by maintaining a relatively uniform temperature throughout the grain mass (Brooker et al. 1974 Burrell 1974). As well, aeration can be used to remove grain storage odors and to distribute fumigants throughout the grain mass (Brooker et al. 1974). Uncertainty in production and marketing can often result in lengthy storage periods. The
aeration of stored wheat in the canadian prairies
Metzger, J. F. and W. E. Muir 1983. AERATION OF STORED WHEAT IN THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 25(1):127-138.
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