Grain and seed cleaning and storage – why is it so important?

The quality of harvested grain and seed is dependent on a few important factors, these include the settings and capacity of the harvester, the moisture level of the grain or seed at the time of harvest, the level of heat damage and kernel breakage that may occur during the harvesting process. Most of these factors are extremely difficult, if not impossible to control. Also, the quality of the grain or seed starts to deteriorate as soon as it has been harvested. It is therefore vital that dirt and impurities be removed as soon as possible, to delay the deterioration process and ensure that the product being stored is of a high quality for end users.

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