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Soybean webcast covers storage recommendations

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It's unfortunate, but some growers will work hard all year producing a healthy crop of soybeans and then decrease their value through poor harvesting, drying and storage practices.

The latest "Focus on Soybean" webcast, "Soybean Storage" by Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., professor of Ag and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University, was produced to help practitioners in the United States dry, handle and store soybeans in a manner that helps maintain their value.

In this talk, Hellevang discusses:

--The required moisture levels for safe soybean storage;

--Keeping the optimum harvest moisture content;

--The value of cooling stored beans;

--Recommended handling methods;

--The hazards of reconditioning soybeans; and

--Recommended practices for both natural air and high temperature drying.

This 24-minute presentation is open access through March 31. Viewers can also opt to see a three-minute executive summary version of this presentation. This shorter executive summary version is permanently open access courtesy of the United Soybean Board.

View this and other soybean management presentations in Focus on Soybean.

Focus on Soybean is a publication of the Plant Management Network (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org), a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through its applied, science-based resources, like Focus on Soybean. PMN is a partner of the United Soybean Board, as well as more than 80 other organizations, which include universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses.

Date: 1/14/2013



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