Physical factors


  • Moisture  content  and  temperature are the   principle  factors in  safe  storage.  At  low  moisture and temperature, destructive  insects  become  inactive. 
  • The  optimum  levels  of  moisture for storing the  feed ingredients  is  less  than  10% in  India.  Further, the  lower  the  temperature, higher the  level  of  permissible moisture for  storage. 
  • High  temperature     (21-43° C) speeds  up  the  life process  of  all  microorganisms.  Temperature below 15° C retard insect reproduction.


  • Proper  drying  of the  grain before  storage and  storing the  grains at  lower  temperature as  far  as  possible.
Last modified: Monday, 1 August 2011, 6:18 AM