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Keeping you informed matters as we continue to evolve the practice of traditional grain storage. Remove the guesswork and doubt in achieving the very best in grain quality.

Here is where you can find the latest OPI articles on advanced grain management practices.

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WATCH YOUR GRAIN: YOU MAY HAVE A HOTSPOT

January 2017

You may have dried and cooled your grain for safe winter storage. However, the spoilage risk for stored grain is always present. Read more…

THERE’S MONEY IN MOISTURE WHEN IT COMES TO GRAIN STORAGE MANAGEMENT

September 2016

Getting the best return for your harvested crop is all about managing moisture content and delivering optimum quality grain. An OPI grain monitoring system with moisture cables can help you optimize returns. Read more…

UNDERSTANDING EMC IS KEY WHEN IT COMES TO PROFITABILITY IN YOUR GRAIN

August 2016

To ideally manage grain moisture, it is eddential to understand the principle of Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC). EMC is the resulting moisture content of grain and the air surrounding the grain, after they have balanced each other out over a period of time Read more…

PROJECTED  BUMPER CROP IN W. CANADA WILL REQUIRE OPTIMIZED GRAIN STORAGE THIS HARVEST SEASON

July 2016

With predictions of a bumper crop across most of Western Canada this harvest season, the potential for a larger, later harvest with higher moisture content will demand optimized grain management practices to minimize losses and maximize crop potential. Read more…

WELCOME TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF GRAIN STORAGE MANAGEMENT

July 2016

Grain optimization, rather than traditional grain monitoring, is the difference between simply protecting your grain and maximizing the potential of your grain. OPI moisture cables and systems are your new connection to grain storage optimization, earning you more for the grain in your bins.  Read more…

GRAIN SPOILAGE RISK INCREASES AS AMBIENT WARMS UP AND WE MOVE INTO SUMMER

By Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc., P.Eng.

You may have dried and cooled your grain for safe winter storage; however, the spoilage risk for stored grain increases as we move in to summer and warmer weather. If the stored grain was exposed to extreme initial storage conditions such as high moisture and/or temperature for a significant period before drying, or if the grain contains a high percentage of fines, broken and immature kernels, the spoilage risk is even greater. Read more…