How is harvested maize stored?
Harvested maize can be stored in different ways, depending on the amount of maize to be stored and the resources available. Here are some common methods:
Grain bins: These are large containers specifically designed for grain storage. They are often made of steel or concrete and can hold large amounts of maize. Grain bins are well-ventilated to keep the grain dry and reduce the risk of mold and insect infestations.
Silos: These are tall, cylindrical structures made of concrete or steel. Silos are similar to grain bins but are often used for larger-scale commercial storage.
Bags: Maize can be stored in heavy-duty plastic bags designed specifically for grain storage. The bags are often treated with insecticides to prevent pest infestations.
Cribs: A crib is a simple wooden structure that allows for natural air circulation to help dry the maize. It is often used for small-scale storage.
Regardless of the storage method, it is important to properly clean and dry the maize before storing it. The storage facility should also be kept clean and free of pests to prevent contamination and spoilage.
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