"Grain Storage Tips: Factors and Formulas for Crop Drying, Storage and Handling" is the title of a new two-page fact sheet available on a University of Minnesota Web site.

The publication's authors are Bill Wilcke, engineer with the U of M Extension Service, and Gary Wyatt, regional Extension educator.

The publication has general tips for successful grain storage and recommendations on storage moisture, temperature and airflow. It includes tables of basic grain properties and key formulas useful in managing stored grain. It also provides references to grain storage publications and computer programs.

The fact sheet is available from the U of M Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Extension postharvest Web site at: http://www.bae.umn.edu/extens/postharvest. Under the list of "web-based publications" on the Web site click on the fact sheet's title. You can also go directly to the fact sheet by entering the following web address into your browser: http://www.extension.umn.edu/specializations/cropsystems/M1080-FS.pdf

You can either view the fact sheet on the Internet or print out a copy. If you need to use the fact sheet frequently, Wilcke suggests copying it on two sides of one sheet of paper and then having the sheet laminated. If you can't access the fact sheet on the Internet, contact Wilcke at: wilck001@umn.edu or (612) 625-8205 for a paper copy.