How to buy grain in 2017

Grain is usually bought at the autumn fairs of agricultural producers of the district or in agricultural enterprises. But to buy correctlycorn, you must be able to choose it. Tips for choosing grain give the most experienced agricultural technicians:
When choosing a grain, evaluate its contamination and trauma visually, since this is exactlycornmost susceptible to damage.
Look at the color of the grain. QualitycornIt has a brilliant smooth surface corresponding to each grain culture, color. Ifcornspoiled, the color of its shell is dull and dark. Oats and barley lose their natural color when spoiled.
Scattercornin one layer on white paper and examine it with a magnifying glass. Pay special attention to the seam of the grain and husk. If you see black spots on the grains, thencornspoiled or damaged by fungus.
Smell itcorngoodcornhas a fragrant smell without acid and putrid impurities, without the smell of ammonia. If you have any doubts, you can "smell out"cornas follows, warming it in your hands or filling it with hot water in a glass for 2-3 minutes. The water temperature should be no more than 60-70o C.
Trycorntaste, pre-grind it and chew. Ifcornthe taste is sweet - it means it has sprouted, and if it is sour it meanscornspoiled by fungus.
In addition to pure grain, agricultural enterprises are often offered to owners.cornlow cost waste. Experts do not recommend fattening animals and poultry.cornwaste, as broken and fine grains, like husks, litter, dust retain more moisture, which leads to the development of fungi that release mycotoxins harmful to health.
After the purchase of grain, it must be properly maintained. It is advisable to keepcornin an airtight container that is not permeable to moisture and does not collect condensate. The storage should maintain low humidity (12-14%) and a temperature of 20-30o C.