Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Grain moisture and atmospheric humidity


Grain crops, Cereals, Moisture content, Humidity

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Most Western Australian grain producing areas are fortunate in having atmospheric conditions at harvest which allow crops to dry quickly. The conditions allow the crop to be harvested easily and grain to be stored without deterioration. Moisture content of the grain is usually well below receival limits.

In contrast, in some coastal areas, especially on the south coast, atmospheric humidity stays high well into the harvesting period.

Because of these problems experimental work is being carried out this year to define the relationship between humidity and grain moisture, and to provide background information to enable harvesting recommendations to be made to farmers.


Found in previous article. Dust storms cause yield losses Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol 13 No 4 p 121

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