Moisture Matters Blog

How to Make Species Corrections with Grain Moisture Meters

Grain moisture meters are an invaluable tool for helping farmers optimize their grain harvesting and storage practices. With a handheld grain moisture tester, a farmer can check the moisture content (%MC) of grain right before harvesting it to ensure that they’re ... Read More

Is Your Grain Ready for Harvest?

Timing the harvest is one of the most crucial aspects of growing any crop—and grains such as wheat and rice are no exception. Harvesting crops when they’re at their peak quality helps to ensure the best nutritive value and keeps buyers coming back for more. A ... Read More

Why Are Grain Calibrations Important for Measuring Grain Moisture?

Measuring grain moisture content is an important step in preparing grain for harvesting, long-term storage, or sale. Making sure that grain is at its ideal moisture content is critical for maximizing its quality and nutritive value. Read More

What’s the Ideal Moisture Content for Grain?

In any agricultural setting, perfectly timing the harvest and properly preparing a crop for storage is critical for maximizing both crop yield and quality. Naturally, the better the crop and the more of it there is, the more a farmer can make off of the crop. This is ... Read More

Preparing Crops for Long-Term Storage with a Grain Moisture Tester

Grain crops are often held in storage for extremely long periods of time. Before they can be stored, these crops have to be dried to prevent spoilage. However, over-drying grains can also have an impact on their nutritional value and your profits at the time of ... Read More

What’s the Difference Between Measuring Moisture in Hay vs. Grain?

Some users often ask “why isn’t there a single be-all, end-all device for measuring moisture in hay, grain and other crops?” The short answer is that there are a lot of differences in the different crops grown by farmers that make it difficult to create a universal ... Read More

Avoid Relying on Weight Measurements with a Grain Moisture Meter

The moisture content (%MC) of grain can have a massive impact on grain’s storability and sale value. If there’s too much moisture in your grain, it could spoil in storage. Too little, and you’re giving away dry product in your grain bushels. As noted in one research ... Read More

Why Delmhorst's D999FR is the Best For Grain Moisture Meters

For farmers growing any kind of grain, moisture is a constant concern. Knowing the precise moisture content of grain helps farmers pick the perfect time to harvest their grain crops, know exactly when grains have been sufficiently dried for long-term storage, and avoid ... Read More