High-tech grain bins hold big value

High-tech grain bins hold big value

Automated grain bin research could save farmers thousands of dollars.

CLEMSON University's Kendall Kirk can activate a fan on his grain bin in Blackville, S.C., from the other side of the world, if needed, and that could prevent thousands of dollars in lost crop value.

In addition, the automated grain bin can sense an overnight dip in humidity while Kirk sleeps and shut off the fan to avoid over-drying the grain. The fan turns on automatically again if temperatures and moisture levels call for it. Kirk, meanwhile, ca

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