Suffocation, entanglement, crushing, explosions, and carbon dioxide poisoning are some of the biggest risk factors when handling grain
The ideal moisture for soybean harvest is 13 to 15 percent. Soybeans can be harvested as soon as seeds are mature and foliage is dry, but seed above 18% moisture does not thresh well.
The condition of the grain at harvest will affect the storability of the commodity.
This is a good time to consider exit strategy (or marketing plan) for grain, and determine if at-home storage, paid storage, or direct sale is a good option.
Stored grain with a temperature above 55-60°F should be inspected each week, and every two weeks when the temperature is below 55°F.
Empty bin treatments for grain bins for storage of corn, popcorn and soybeans
Bins aren't the only grain storage option, but there are extra challenges and management requirements.
Here’s advice for harvesting and storing corn silage to produce a high-quality cattle feed.