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Moisture content of corn in relation to relative humidity and temperature of the atmosphere

Author:
Alberts, H.W.
Source:
Agronomy journal 1926 v.18 no.11 pp. 1029-1034
ISSN:
0002-1962
Subject:
corn, seed storage, temperature, relative humidity
Abstract:
The moisture absorbing capacity of corn varied with the relative humidity. The effect of temperature upon the moisture absorbing capacity of corn at relative humidities between 10% and 90% was negligible. Above 90% relative humidity, the moisture content of corn was greatest at the lowest temperature. Below 10% relative humidity the moisture content of corn was greatest at the lowest temperature. Since a rise in temperature increases the moisture absorbing capacity of the air, it is deemed advisable to apply artificial heat together with ventilation on cold winter days to maintain a low moisture content of corn in seed corn storage houses.
Agid:
1383322