Moisture Matters Blog

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

What’s the Right Moisture Content for Your Hay Bales?

As any experienced hay producer knows, the moisture content of hay needs to be strictly controlled at all times. With too little moisture, hay becomes brittle, loses nutritional value, and become unpalatable for livestock. With too much moisture, not only can hay ... 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

8 Best Practices when Using Moisture Meters for Hay Production

When it comes to making top-quality hay, the most important tools for the job include: Read More

The Benefits of Multiple Moisture Readings in Hay Production

Last week, we talked about how moisture meters help farmers take measurements of moisture in hay. In that blog post, we mentioned that it was important to take multiple measurements when measuring hay. Read More

How a Moisture Meter Knows Your Hay is Ready to Bale

When it comes to making a perfect hay bale, moisture is one of the most finicky and difficult to manage factors of the entire process. Farmers are up well before the crack of dawn, just to get a chance to maximize their hay yield by harvesting as soon as their hay hits ... Read More