Moisture Matters Blog

Quick Tips for Measuring Moisture in Hay

Experienced farmers know that when producing hay, controlling moisture is a must. Too little moisture, and the hay loses nutritive value; too much moisture and hay can combust. Read More

How Much Can NOT Measuring Hay Moisture Cost You?

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What is Hay’s Optimum Moisture Content?

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Best Moisture Meter Electrodes to Use for Hay Bales vs. Loose Hay

For farmers who produce hay, getting accurate, reliable moisture readings in a timely manner is incredibly important. Read More

Are You Ready for the Hay Harvest Season?

The hay growing season is upon us yet again, and farmers around the country are preparing to harvest their crops as summer begins. Read More

How Moisture Meters can save You Money

Moisture meters are an integral part of doing business for many professionals. From insurance adjusters, to flooring or furniture specialists, to restoration experts, moisture meters are a vital tool. In fact, many of these professionals use moisture meters not only to ... Read More

Pin or Pinless Moisture Meters: Which Kind is Best for You?

For many professionals, measuring moisture in various materials is an everyday part of the job. From wood, to concrete, to drywall, to hay and even soil, the materials that are tested with moisture meters are numerous. To these professionals, picking the right moisture ... Read More

Top 3 Uses of Moisture Meters for Farming

Farmed goods such as corn and wheat are among the U.S.’s most important exports. Countries around the world count on American-grown crops. In fact according to data from the Economic Research Service of the USDA, U.S. agricultural exports totaled more than 12 billion ... Read More

Portable vs. Baler-Mounted Hay Moisture Meters: Pros and Cons

For farmers, moisture is a constant concern. The moisture level of the soil and the humidity in the air can have a major impact on any crop harvest. When it comes to harvesting hay, moisture needs to be strictly monitored and controlled in order to ensure that the hay ... Read More

The Best Way to Measure Moisture in Hay Bales

Before a hay bale can be ensiled or otherwise stored for later use, it needs to have the right moisture content. Too wet, and the hay may develop mold or even combust in the silo. Too dry, and the hay loses much of its nutritive value as feed for farm animals. For this ... Read More