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Paddy Drying Systems

Paddy Drying Systems

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Published by Wahyu Adi Putra
M GummertJ Rickman
Agricultural Engineering Unit
IRRI, Los Baños , Philippines
M GummertJ Rickman
Agricultural Engineering Unit
IRRI, Los Baños , Philippines

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Published by: Wahyu Adi Putra on Nov 25, 2010
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Paddy Drying Systems
By:M GummertJ RickmanAgricultural Engineering UnitIRRI, Los Baños , Philippines
Why dryingDrying and qualityDrying methodsMechanical drying systemsDrying strategies
Why Drying?
Rice is harvested at highmoisture contents >20%Quality deterioration startsimmediately after harvestThe wetter the grain thefaster the loss of qualityDifferent MC for differentpurposes (see Table)
PurposeRequired MCPotential problems
2 - 3 weeks storage14 - 18% Molds, discoloration,respiration loss8 - 12 months storage<= 13%Insect damage> 1 year storage<= 9 %Loss of viabilityMilling14%Damaged grains, cracking

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