What is drying?

The grain moisture content that avoids breakage at harvest and threshing may be too high for effective storage or milling.  Drying is usually necessary before cereals can be safely stored or processed. Natural drying or sun drying is a low-cost method used widely by smallholder farmers. Mechanical drying reduces the drying time, allows improved moisture control, and avoids losses associated with drying in open air, but many remote farm producers lack access to mechanical drying technology. A safe moisture content for most crops is below 13 percent. Higher moisture levels will allow mold, fungal or aflatoxin growth resulting in In addition to reducing grain quality, aflatoxin is associated with up to 35 percent of child stunting.

What causes postharvest loss at this stage?

Sun drying can expose grain to loss from birds, insects, and other animals, damage from rain or other weather events, and contamination from dirt, dust and insects that can diminish the value of the crop. Losses associated with weather may be growing more severe due to changes in climate. Properly used machine dryers can eliminate drying losses, but improper temperature control during mechanical drying can reduce grain quality and germination rates.

How large are drying losses?

Drying losses vary widely but one example places the range from an average of 3.1% with open sun drying of paddy to an average of .39% with machine drying. (Alam 2019)

What does research focus on?

Finding the best alternative drying tools for different crops under different circumstances is the primary focus of much of the research. The cost of alternatives to natural or sun drying often place them out of reach for many smallholder farmers, so finding economical solutions is also of interest.

To read research about drying, refer to the table below.

 

Small Scale Batch Grain Dryers

Small scale dryers allow farmers or groups of farmers to dry grain before selling to a trader or consumers, or storing for household use. Grain dried to certain specifications is less likely to develop aflatoxins or molds in storage. Using hermetic storage options in combination with grain dryers can help farmers avoid postharvest losses.

Download ADMI’s complete assessment of Small Scale Batch Grain Dryers

Open-air sun drying
Open-air sun drying
Open sun drying generally means spreading grain on the ground in a yard or leaving cut grain in the field. In some cases, grain is spread on a tarp or mat, which can reduce losses. Open sun drying is the least resource-and-cost-intensive method of drying and is suitable for small batches. However, weather conditions can sharply limit the effectiveness and safety of open sun drying.

Capacity: limited by space
Drying time: depends on weather conditions, 2 to 5 days
Crops: any
Fuel: sun
Portable? not applicable
Performance considerations: grain needs to be shifted periodically to improve drying.

Learn more about sun drying
Bubble dryer
Bubble dryer

The solar bubble dryer uses solar energy for heating and electric energy for forcing air through the grains. It is a tunnel-type dryer, designed as an alternative to open field drying. Grain is placed in the bubble and a fan circulates the warm, dry air through the tunnel to dry the grain.

Capacity: 500 or 1,000 kg

Drying time: Reducing moisture by .5 percent every hour for rice or corn in good conditions. With optimal conditions, a crop can be brought from 22 to 14 percent moisture in 6 to 8 hours, according to the manufacturer.

Crops: tested for rice and maize

Fuel: solar or electric options available

Portable? yes, can be rolled up and transported easily

Ease of construction: professional

Product available for purchase? Yes, from GrainPro

Performance considerations: grain should be mixed regularly for optimum drying.

An instructional setup video is available from GrainPro.

FAQ from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

BAU-STR bin dryer
BAU-STR bin dryer

Circular bin dryers ventilate the grain outwards from a center column. They are compact, save floor space, and can be expanded or contracted to accommodate different batch sizes. Based on the Vietnamese SRR dryer design, modifications by ADMI partner Bangladesh Agricultural University include a mesh cage, improved blower, and an option for LP gas as a heat source.

Capacity: 500 kg and up, bin can be expanded to more than 500 kg

Drying time: 500 kg of paddy dried from 24.75% to 8.5% moisture content in 7.5 hours. Time can depend on air temperature and blower speed.

Crops: rice, maize

Fuel: Electricity needed for blower, heat generated by burning rice briquettes or LP gas

Portable? yes, can be disassembled and transported

Ease of construction: some technical expertise required

Performance considerations: grain should be mixed regularly for optimum drying

Detailed instructions and specifications from Bangladesh Agricultural University

Vietnamese flatbed dryer
Vietnamese flatbed dryer

This classic simple flatbed dryer was developed in Vietnam. It can be constructed in 4-ton (SGH4) or 8-ton (SGH8) configurations.

 

Capacity: 4 (SGH4) or 8 tons (SGH8) per batch depending on configuration

Crops: paddy, maize

Drying time: reduce moisture by about 1.5% per hour; 4 ton batch of paddy dried from 25% to 15% in 9-11 hours

Fuel: generator or electricity connection for fan and additional biomass furnace for heat

Performance considerations: grain needs to be mixed by hand; cover over the dryer allows use in more weather conditions.

Portable? no

Ease of construction: no technical expertise required

Technical specifications and further information available from IRRI

Reversible Air Flatbed Dryer
Reversible Air Flatbed Dryer

The reversible air dryer adds a cover to a standard flatbed dryer and an air channel to allow the operator to force air from the top down or from the bottom up. By reversing the airflow, these dryers reduce the moisture differential between the topmost and bottommost layers of grain, thereby increasing the consistency in drying.

Capacity: 500 kg up to 12 tons

Drying time: reduce moisture by about 1.15% per hour; an 8-ton batch of paddy can be dried from 24% to 12.5% moisture content in 9-11 hours.

Crops: paddy, whole coffee, coffee bean, pulped coffee, peanuts

Fuel: generator or electricity connection for fan and additional biomass furnace for heat

Portable? no

Performance considerations: Due to reverse flow drying, grain does not need to be mixed.

Read more about flat-bed dryers from the IRRI Knowledge Bank.

Collapsible Flatbed Dryer
Collapsible Flatbed Dryer

The Easydry M500 dryer is a small collapsible flatbed dryer designed to be portable, unlike the conventional flatbed. In addition to portability, it differs from the conventional flatbed dryer by using a heat exchanger after the blower, so that clean air is blown through the grains to be dried.

Capacity: 500 or 1,000 kg

Drying time: for 500 kg, the dryer can reduce moisture by about 1.6% per hour; a batch of maize can be dried from 17% to 13% moisture content in 2.5 hours.

Crops: paddy, whole coffee, coffee bean, pulped coffee, peanuts

Fuel: generator or electricity connection for fan and additional biomass furnace for heat

Portable? yes

Performance considerations: Grain needs to be mixed frequently.

Ease of construction: technical expertise required

Download the EasyDry user manual from ACDI-VOCA

Flatbed Wagon Dryer
Flatbed Wagon Dryer

The Flatbed Wagon Dryer is a completely self-contained mobile flatbed dryer, which is commercially available. This dryer can be shipped into a standard 20-foot shipping container anywhere in the world. It is designed for precision drying and contains a thermo-humidistat, which regulates the heater to bring the product to the desired moisture content.

Capacity: 215 bushels and 315 bushels

Drying time: reduce moisture by about 1.67% per hour; the 215 bushel dryer takes about 3 hours per 5% moisture reduction.

Crops: maize, but steel mesh can be customized to accommodate finer grains including flaxseed, rice, and wheat

Fuel: electricity

Portable? yes

Ease of construction: professional production required

Performance considerations: No grain mixing necessary. Difficult to use in poor electricity supply situations. Sides are 9 feet high, which could make loading difficult.

Learn more about the drying wagon, including a demo video

Drying Resources

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Postharvest Loss: A Hidden Tax on SmallholdersPostharvest Loss: A Hidden Tax on Smallholders by Steve Sonka, Research Professor, ADM Institute for …2015/04/29Uncategorized2015-04-29 07:00:50
A Tale of Two Markets: Insights about the Different Ways Products Reach Consumers in IndiaA Tale of Two Markets: Insights about the Different Ways Products Reach Consumers in India …2015/04/14Uncategorized2015-04-14 09:20:11
Hearing from Locals on Farming in South India: Day 1Hearing from Locals on Farming in South India: Day 1 By: Joe Goley and Korawat …2015/03/24Uncategorized2015-03-24 19:58:37
Things Are Heating Up in India: Day 2Things Are Heating Up in India: Day 2 By: Shannon Dolehide and Ashley McInerney, Juniors …2015/03/24Uncategorized2015-03-24 19:58:10
Mitigating Postharvest Loss: Addressing Causes Rather than SymptomsMitigating Postharvest Loss: Addressing Causes Rather than Symptoms by Steve Sonka, Research Professor, ADM Institute …2015/01/15Uncategorized2015-01-15 14:47:23
Animating extension: How Illinois researchers are using modern ICTs to impact societyAnimating extension: How Illinois researchers are using modern ICTs to impact society By:  Kari Wozniak …2014/11/14Uncategorized2014-11-14 17:10:22
Panel Discusses What Matters in PHL PartnershipsPanel Discusses What Matters in PHL Partnerships By: Kari Wozniak & Lizzy Engele, ADM Institute  …2014/11/03Uncategorized2014-11-03 14:21:24
Combating Postharvest Loss for Smallholders: How to Achieve Sustainable Adoption?Combating Postharvest Loss for Smallholders: How to Achieve Sustainable Adoption? By Steve Sonka and Grace …2014/11/03Uncategorized2014-11-03 14:14:08
Save the Date for The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss PreventionSave the Date for The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention By: Kari Wozniak …2014/10/31Uncategorized2014-10-31 12:45:50
New Practice-Based Tool for Making Decisions on Investment in PHL ReductionNew Practice-Based Tool for Making Decisions on Investment in PHL Reduction by Casey Cheng and …2014/08/28Uncategorized2014-08-28 11:30:04
Loss-Free Agriculture – Science or an Art?Loss-Free Agriculture – Science or an Art? by Steve Sonka, Ag Economist & Research Professor at …2014/07/24Uncategorized2014-07-24 11:30:36
For research project, ADMI calling for success stories on PHL interventions via online surveyFor research project, ADMI calling for success stories on PHL interventions via online survey by ADM …2014/06/12Uncategorized2014-06-12 15:04:52
How Technology Alone Won’t Curb Postharvest LossesHow Technology Alone Won’t Curb Postharvest Losses by Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM …2014/05/01Uncategorized2014-05-01 13:27:43
Are Farmers with Postharvest Loss Acting Rationally?Are Farmers with Postharvest Loss Acting Rationally? by Steve Sonka, Ag Economist Events vs. Structure …2014/04/07Uncategorized2014-04-07 11:00:53
ADM Institute Sends Business and Engineering Students to India for Third Time, Another Great SuccessADM Institute Sends Business and Engineering Students to India for Third Time, Another Great Success …2014/02/06Uncategorized2014-02-06 14:23:01
The Relevance of Research: Taking the Classroom to the Mills and Fields of IndiaThe Relevance of Research: Taking the Classroom to the Mills and Fields of India by …2014/01/31Uncategorized2014-01-31 11:30:32
Comparing Storage Facilities, Different Methods Lead to Postharvest LossComparing Storage Facilities, Different Methods Lead to Postharvest Loss by Trent Houdek and Eddy Salinas, …2014/01/30Uncategorized2014-01-30 11:30:40
Newer Facility Shows Efficient Grain Management in India is Possible, But Not Yet JustifiedNewer Facility Shows Efficient Grain Management in India is Possible, But Not Yet Justified by …2014/01/29Uncategorized2014-01-29 11:30:18
For Field and Family: A Woman’s Life Farming in Rural IndiaFor Field and Family: A Woman’s Life Farming in Rural India by Erin Brennan & Grace …2014/01/17Uncategorized2014-01-17 11:30:25
Southern Indian HospitalitySouthern Indian Hospitality by Elyse Kelly and Mary Styzek, Juniors in Supply Chain Management at the …2014/01/15Uncategorized2014-01-15 11:30:38
Taste of IndiaTaste of India by Casey Dollinger and Elizabeth Engele, Juniors in Supply Chain Management at …2014/01/14Uncategorized2014-01-14 11:30:34
Losses Along the WayLosses Along the Way by Janae Moore, Sophomore in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Jennifer Smigielski, …2014/01/10Uncategorized2014-01-10 13:38:28
Following the Flowers: A First Look at Indian Supply ChainsFollowing the Flowers: A First Look at Indian Supply Chains by Rachel Bessonny & Katherine …2014/01/09Uncategorized2014-01-09 11:30:59
Illinois Students Gear Up to Impact Global Food SecurityIllinois Students Gear Up to Impact Global Food Security by Kari A. Wozniak The world …2013/12/20Uncategorized2013-12-20 11:30:24
For Landscapes, GLF Calls for Same Needs of Postharvest Loss Prevention: An Integrated UnderstandingFor Landscapes, GLF Calls for Same Needs of Postharvest Loss Prevention: An Integrated Understanding by …2013/11/20Uncategorized2013-11-20 10:20:23
Understanding Loss Prevention Through Research: A Blog Post SeriesUnderstanding Loss Prevention Through Research: A Blog Post Series by Kari A. Wozniak For the …2013/11/06Uncategorized2013-11-06 11:30:01
Innovations through Partnerships: How We’ll Feed More with LessInnovations through Partnerships: How We’ll Feed More with Less by Steve Sonka You likely wouldn’t …2013/10/24Uncategorized2013-10-24 11:30:04
Fostering Discussion on Science and Innovation at the Borlaug DialogueFostering Discussion on Science and Innovation at the Borlaug Dialogue by Kari A. Wozniak Next …2013/10/11Uncategorized2013-10-11 11:30:03
Postharvest Loss and the Power of 3Postharvest Loss and the Power of 3 by Kari A. Wozniak As of late this …2013/09/25Uncategorized2013-09-25 11:30:20
A Story of Loss: The Dynamics of Postharvest Loss PreventionA Story of Loss: The Dynamics of Postharvest Loss Prevention by Grace R. Kenney As …2013/09/11Uncategorized2013-09-11 11:30:14
Sustainable Prevention of Postharvest LossSustainable Prevention of Postharvest Loss by Steve Sonka When it comes to preventing postharvest loss, …2013/09/04Uncategorized2013-09-04 11:30:04
ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss: Measurement and Technology Development VideosADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss: Measurement and Technology Development Videos The ADM …2013/08/29Uncategorized2013-08-29 12:00:50
Innovation in Measurement: Perspective and PracticeInnovation in Measurement: Perspective and Practice by Steve Sonka Growing up on an Iowa dairy …2013/08/28Uncategorized2013-08-28 11:30:24
Food Security, Postharvest Loss, and Henry KissingerFood Security, Postharvest Loss, and Henry Kissinger by Steve Sonka The issue of global food …2013/08/21Uncategorized2013-08-21 11:47:53
Preventing Postharvest Loss Seminar: Resources From Webinar ParticipantsPreventing Postharvest Loss Seminar: Resources From Webinar Participants In March 2013, the ADM Institute participated …2013/04/10Uncategorized2013-04-10 12:00:00
Institute Spotlight Student EngagementInstitute Spotlight Student Engagement The ADM Institute is dedicated to engaging students in its work …2013/03/29Uncategorized2013-03-29 12:00:46
UIUC and Njala University Students in Sierra LeoneUIUC and Njala University Students in Sierra Leone The ADM Institute is dedicated to engaging …2013/03/29Uncategorized2013-03-29 12:00:09
Encyclopedia of Pest ManagementEncyclopedia of Pest Management Pests pose serious risks to crops after harvest. Rodents, mites, insects, …2012/12/31Uncategorized2012-12-31 12:00:57
Debate the Planet’s Food Security CrisisDebate the Planet’s Food Security Crisis Director Steve Sonka will speak at The Economist’s Feeding …2012/12/13Uncategorized2012-12-13 12:00:23
ADM Institute Held the Workshop With Partners Aprosoja and EmbrapaADM Institute Held the Workshop With Partners Aprosoja and Embrapa In October the ADM Institute …2012/11/09Uncategorized2012-11-09 12:00:45
Silo Storage Study by ADM Institute Faculty Grace Danao and Marvin PaulsenSilo Storage Study by ADM Institute Faculty Grace Danao and Marvin Paulsen ADM Institute faculty …2012/11/09Uncategorized2012-11-09 12:00:21
IRRI Signs Agreement with University of IllinoisIRRI Signs Agreement with University of Illinois The ADM Institute signed an MOU with the …2012/11/06Uncategorized2012-11-06 12:00:05