Excerpt from Stress Cracks and Breakage in Artificially Dried Corn This publication, which replaces ans-434, Stress Cracks in Artificially Dried Corn, reports on both the formation of stress cracks and increased breakage susceptibility in artificially dried corn. Stress cracks are fissures in the endosperm, or starchy inside of the kernel; the seed coat is not ruptured. Corn that is susceptible to breakage accumulates additional fine material each time it is handled. Since the fine material is included as foreign material in the grading standard, breakage contributes to downgrading of corn. Cracked and broken kernels within batches of corn make aeration difficult and invite attacks by molds and insects. The work reported here is part of a continuing usda-purdue University research effort to develop improved methods and techniques for holding down costs and losses in marketing artificially dried corn. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The tightening of health and environmental regulations by banning chemical pesticides has generated the need for alternative technologies to solve grain storage problems. Aeration is such an option that can be applied to stored grain and a wide range of agricultural commodities to control insects and maintain quality. The Mechanics and Physics of M