High moisture corn can be stored in a variety of ways.  This picture shows storage of high moisture corn in bunker silo.  The corn is harvested at approximately 24 to 30% moisture, ground or rolled, and then packed into a bunker silo much like you would pack corn silage.  The corn undergoes anaerobic fermentation which is what allows it to be stored at higher moisture levels.  For optimum storage, the pile should be covered to reduce the amount of spoilage which occurs.

Bunker silo storage of high moisture corn

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Description: High moisture corn can be stored in a variety of ways. This picture shows storage of high moisture corn in bunker silo. The corn is harvested at approximately 24 to 30% moisture, ground or rolled, and then packed into a bunker silo much like you would pack corn silage. The corn undergoes anaerobic fermentation which is what allows it to be stored at higher moisture levels. For optimum storage, the pile should be covered to reduce the amount of spoilage which occurs.

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