Technology Helps Protect the Quality of Stored Grain
Achieving a successful grain crop requires skilled management throughout the growing season, but for many farmers, it doesn’t end there. Greg Trame is director of technology sales with GSI. He says proper grain storage is equally important to protect the quality and value of that crop.
Trame… “For years, farmers have climbed the ladder of grain bins to get up there and take samples to check the quality of their stored grain. Many farms today have replaced this with cable systems, which does give a more efficient way to monitor grain temperature and moisture levels. The real goal here is to detect and respond quickly to any issues to prevent grain from going out of condition.”
Trame says GSI’s new GrainVue grain management system enables farmers to automate the process.
Trame… “GrainVue uses the latest digital cable technology to accurately check grain temperature and moisture, as well as give an indication of the inventory in the bin. The system can send out alerts to farmers about the condition of their grain and can automatically control fans and heaters to keep the grain in ideal condition. With 24/7 monitoring and remote management using a smartphone, mobile device, desktop, or PC, farmers can have peace of mind knowing that their grain quality is being protected.”
Trame says the system gives farmers options based on their goals and conditions to save time and energy by running fans only when needed.