Corn Moisture Measurement Accuracy Bern, Carl Hurburgh, Charles Bern, Carl
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 2018-02-13T15:51:10.000 2020-06-29T22:39:32Z 2020-06-29T22:39:32Z Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1985 2013-10-16 1985
dc.description.abstract <p>The four electronic moisture meters most commonly used by Iowa grain dealers were compared with the official United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) air-oven method on 881 samples of corn from the 1979 and 1980 harvests. Samples ranged in moisture from 11% to 38%, wet basis. With the manufacturer-developed calibrations used in 1979, all four brands gave biased readings with respect to the air-oven method. Calibration bias errors differed among brands and ranged from approximately 1.5% to -3.5% moisture content. A recalibration between the 1979 and 1980 harvests reduced both this bias and the discrepancy among meter brands. Random errors originated from three sources: the electrical properties of different samples (contributing about 85% of the total random error), the repeatability of a meter test on a specific sample (contributing about 10%, and the repeatability of the oven method on a specific sample (contributing about 5%. The coefficient of variation of a meter test with respect to the oven varied with moisture content and increased from a minimum of 2.5% to 15.5% moisture corn to a maximum of 4.5% at both 11% and 38% moisture corn.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Transactions of the ASAE</em> 28 (1985): 634–640. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.title Corn Moisture Measurement Accuracy
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