Soybeans sometimes need to be harvested at higher moisture than the storage moisture content due to time constraints and weather. Many times the soybean moisture content can be reduced with aerated alone but sometime drying will be required. Soybeans can become brittle and crack if dried too fast or with low humidity air. The following bulletins have more details on using different types of dryers to reduce the moisture content of soybeans should you have wet soybeans.
- Considerations for Artificial Drying of Soybeans, Bill Halfman, Greg Andrews and Bob Cropp, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 2009.
- Bin Drying Soybeans, Tom Dorn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009.
- Drying and storing wet soybeans, Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension, 2013.
- Soybean drying and storage, Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr., PM-1636, Iowa State University Extension, 2008.
On-Farm Drying and Storage of Soybean-2014, Arkansas Soybean Production Handbook -Chapter 15, Sammy Sadaka, University of Arkansas Extension, 2014.
- Soybeans-Equilibrium Moisture Content Chart, Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University