EFFECT OF SOLAR DRYING ON THE QUALITY OF CORN SEEDS

Gehad Abdalgawad, M. Abdel-Salam, Magda Mosa, M. Mostafa
2018 Arab Universities Journal of Agricultural Sciences  
The main objective of this investigation was carried out to study the ability of utilizing greenhouse solar dryers for drying of corn in order to obtain the best quality of dried grains for using it as seeds with the least drying time, and comparing with the natural sun drying method. Thus, contributing to increase the productivity. Corn cv. (Giza 168) was used for the experimental work at initial moisture content of 31.73% on dry basis (d.b). Two different drying methods of corn were tested
more » ... corn were tested for drying of ear and shelled corn. The two methods were natural sun drying and solar drying using greenhouse type solar dryers at different air velocities (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 m/s). The experiments were carried out in rice mechanization
doi:10.21608/ajs.2018.13906 fatcat:kxec4xrpmnedzhlg7xf5lp37ka