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Posted 9/20/2022 15:24 (#9852929 - in reply to #9852920)
Subject: RE: References



East Troy, WI

Kernels puff out and never shrink back to the first/best original density.  That is, the kernel is less dense after re-wet/dry.  K -State and other have data on that.   I do not know if wheat losses dry matter with re-wetting - my guess is as amylase activity increases that is a risk, never looked into it though. Wheat can take in moisture very quickly - and obviously can even sprout.  Corn sprout is rare in the north, but my understanding is unlikely after dry down (ie rarely re-wets enough) . 

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