Submitted by Anastasia Kubinec, MAFRD Oilseed Crop Specialist
Within the first 6 weeks of harvesting grain, bins should be checked regularly for change in temperature, moisture and watching out for spoilage. After the 6 week mark, sampling and monitoring should still be occurring to ensure grain is at the appropriate temperature/moisture to store long-term over the winter.
The Canadian Grain Commission has charts available on their website that indicated the proper temperature and moisture of each type of grain. http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/storage-entrepose/ssg-de-eng.htm
Continue to monitor your grain over the winter months, until it is shipped to the buyer, to ensure that the quality put into the bin is the quality coming out of the bin!