Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Wireless Sensors for Quality Monitoring and Management of Stored Grain

Authors: Dirk Maier (Iowa State University) , Mike Sserunjogi (Iowa State University) , Guy Roger Aby (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , George Obeng-Akrofi (Iowa State University) , Joseph Varikooty (Iowa State University)

  • Wireless Sensors for Quality Monitoring and Management of Stored Grain

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Wireless Sensors for Quality Monitoring and Management of Stored Grain

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Abstract

The most used automated stored grain bulk monitoring technology relies on temperature and moisture sensors incorporated into steel cables suspended from the roof to the floor of bins. However, cable-based sensors can be expensive and require reinforcing roofs to account for the frictional forces exerted by the grain mass on the cables during loading, settling, and unloading. This report discusses wireless sensors as an alternative. These three studies took place in storage bins at the ISU Ag Engineering/Agronomy Farm, Boone, Iowa.

How to Cite:

Maier, D., Sserunjogi, M., Aby, G. R., Obeng-Akrofi, G. & Varikooty, J., (2021) “Wireless Sensors for Quality Monitoring and Management of Stored Grain”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2020(1).

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Published on
05 May 2021