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This NebGuide discusses aeration recommendations and corn moisture level limitations for holding wet corn under Nebraska conditions.
Corn is a perishable commodity with a limited shelf life that depends on the moisture content and temperature of the corn. `Shelf life' is the length of time good quality, aerated shelled corn can be stored before losing one-half percent of dry matter. With this amount of dry matter decomposition, it is assumed that the corn loses some quality, but maintains its market grade.