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Measuring and Estimating Airflow Rates From Fans

Airflow resistance in a grain bin is an important measure as it dictates how much airflow (cfm or cubic feet of air per minute) your fan is pushing into the grain.

This handout describes two methods for using airflow resistance to know or predict airflow rate.

Click here to open the“Measuring and estimating airflow rates from fans” handout.

Note: This handout should be used in conjunction with manufacturer information. (i.e. “Grain Guard Fan Guide” and the video titled “Selecting Fans for Grain Conditioning and Natural Air Drying.”

 

Using Supplemental Heat to Manage Grain in the Bin – FAQ

Rain, snow and cool temperatures at harvest time mean producers
must manage grain in the bin as carefully as they manage it in the field.
Adding supplemental heat to natural air drying (NAD) can be an efficient
and effective way to dry stored grain if done correctly.

Click here for the answers to some frequently asked questions about supplemental heat.

Supplemental Heating for Natural Air Drying Grain

Click  here for the Aeration vs NAD  vs NAD + heating vs Heated Air Drying presentation .

Guidebook For Straight Cutting Canola

This guidebook summarizes the results from the “Canola Direct-Cut Harvest System Development” project and includes general harvest management aspects acquired by PAMI through its years of field testings.

Click here for the Guidebook For Straight Cutting Canola

Interim Research Update: Improved Management Of Stored Pulses

Year one of a two-year study on storage of pulses
is complete. The overall objective of the project is
to better define best management practices for
the storage of pulses.

Click here for the Interim Research Update.

PAMI-WESTEST mobile sensor to monitor spoilage in grain bins set to demo at Ag In Motion

PAMI and WESTEST are in the initial phase of developing a mobile sensor that can wirelessly transmit real-time data from the grain bin to a mobile phone. The sensor, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, will be able to measure relative humidity, temperature and air motion and calculate moisture content throughout the bin to provide farmers with a unique solution for monitoring spoilage. Its small size and shape will allow the sensor to be fed into bins through grain conveying equipment to monitor grain health and measure temperature at a large number of random locations within the bin.

Click here to more details.

PAMI And Alberta Pulse Growers Collaborate To Help Alberta Producers Better Manage Stored Pulse Crops

Researchers at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) are collaborating with Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) to provide information and tools to Alberta growers on how to better manage their grain and pulses during the storage seasons.

“PAMI has been doing grain storage research for several decades,” said Dr. Joy Agnew, program manager with Prairie Agricultural Machine Institute in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. “This partnership will help get the results and important information to the primary stakeholders: the producers.”

Click here to read the full News Release.

PAMI researcher is presenting at international mycotoxin conference in the Netherlands

Charley Sprenger, B.E., M.Sc., is presenting at the World Mycotoxin Forum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 13. The World Mycotoxin Forum is the leading international meeting series on mycotoxins where food and feed industry representatives meet with people from universities and governments from around the world.

Click here to read more.

PAMI Tackles Technology Integration In Farm Machinery

In response to concerns raised by producers, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) is taking steps to ensure precision agriculture technology can be used to its fullest advantage regardless of the make or age of machinery.

Click here to read more.

Do you own a Massey Ferguson TO35, 35, 130, 135, 150, 230, or 235 tractor with NO roll over protection system (ROPS)? We want to hear from you!

PAMI is piloting a low-cost ROPS safety project. Here’s how it works:

1. PAMI provides you engineered drawings
2. You build the ROPS according to the specifications
3. PAMI tests the ROPS on our state-of-the-art equipment
4. If it passes, you build another ROPS to install on your tractor

Here’s what you get:
1. Money for materials
2. Money for some labour costs
3. Engineered-approved ROPS installed on your tractor
4. A safer tractor that protects you in case of roll-over

Interested? Contact us today!