Drying process

postharvest-drying-processDrying practices can have a big impact on grain or seed quality. Drying of grain involves exposing grain to air with low relative humidity which will lead to evaporation of the moisture in the grain and then the moisture’s removal away from the grain.  

The process includes:

  • moisture removal
  • monitoring drying periods (pre-heating, constant rate, falling rate)
  • increasing drying rate at 18% MC
  • uniform drying
  • tempering