Determination of economic cost, vigour and rate of germination in batch drying of maize seeds
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Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Uludag University, Bursa, 16059, Turkey
Int. Agrophys. 2010, 24(1): 93–96
The most suitable drying parameters in drying corn in bulk by warm air were determined. 250 kg of corn was employed for each test. Air flow rate was kept constant at 1 m s-1. The corn seeds used in the tests were dried at five different temperature values until the moisture of 16.4% was reduced to 10%. The dried corn seeds were examined from the point of view of drying time, germination rate, germination vigour, energy consumption and economic cost.