Using Desiccant Dehumidifiers to Store Seeds

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The right storing condition for seeds is essential to prolong seed life, prevent seed Desiccant Dehumidifierdamage and save on loss of your investments. High relative humidity is a major problem to preservation and can lead to seeds regaining moisture plus absorbing excess amounts which can cause fungus development, especially when combined with warm temperatures.

While vapor bagging can help reduce moisture absorption, seed storage with desiccant dehumidifiers is the best solution to keeping seed storing conditions at low relative humidity to protect the seeds. This is not to say that vapor bagging is not effective but if seeds were not uniformly dried in the first place, there could be trapped moisture in the bag which can conversely result in rapid seed deterioration.

Seed storage with desiccant dehumidifiers is a far more effective storing solution where the storing facility can be environmentally controlled, particularly in temperature and relative humidity. As with all other food items, storing is best in low temperatures and low relative humidity levels. Air conditioners work well at lowering temperatures but can’t achieve the low humidity levels required for optimal storage. In addition, the cooling coils can freeze in cold conditions and they can be costly to run.

This is why desiccant dehumidifiers are the best option; with no cooling coils to freeze and no condensate to expel. They work efficiently to protect the seeds all year round in both winter and summer, ensuring that your seed storage conditions are stable and in control at all times.

Desiccant dehumidifiers can also reach relative humidity levels as low as 1 percent and can also be used to cool or heat the air in the seed storage facility. In other words, apart from dehumidification it can also control the ambient temperature accordingly.

In order to protect and prolong seed life, seed storage with desiccant dehumidifiers is the best method by far to insure your investment. It is the most reliable in all weather applications, staying efficient regardless of temperature and humidity levels whilst saving you on energy costs, and improving indoor air quality not just for the storage but for comfortable working conditions for employees as well.

Often, climate control is overlooked in storage facilities due to the costs associated to maintain large areas. But with daily fluctuations of temperature and humidity levels across seasons, you risk seed deterioration which can lead to major loss in revenue.

The importance of seed storage with desiccant dehumidifiers cannot be underestimated and must be practiced to maintain the seed quality and to extend seed life.

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This article was published on Tuesday 11 September, 2012.

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