High-temperature grain dryers, whether continuous flow or batch flow, are capable of high-speed grain drying to accommodate increasing grain yields and farm sizes statewide. Dryer design and dryer management are both key to achieving maximum grain drying energy efficiency.

A new publication from Iowa State University Extension can help farmers properly design and manage high-temperature grain dryers. As grain yields continue to increase, these are important elements of a successful operation.

Managing High-Temperature Grain Bins for Energy Efficiency (PM 2089F) is available to download from the Extension Online Store, www.extension.iastate.edu/store/.(PM 2089F) is available to download from the Extension Online Store, www.extension.iastate.edu/store/.

This publication is part of a series of farm energy conservation and efficiency educational materials being developed through the Farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency educational initiative. The purpose is to increase farmers’ awareness of opportunities for improving efficient use of farm energy. The initiative also will help farmers explore alternatives to reduce farm energy demand and to improve their farms’ overall profitability.

For more information, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/store. See the topic environment–energy.