Bio treatment of organic corn
VacQPack applies a method of corn preservation at storage conditions using low oxygen levels to control the seed respiration, fatty acid values and fungi growth.
Oxygen levels are reduced to control the seed production of heat and moisture, by vacuum. This technique will slow or prevent the growth of fungi responsible for grain spoilage.
By applying vacuum to extract the air alternatively with flushes of inert gases, VacQPack can lower the oxygen present up to 4% in bulks of 1 tone of capacity. That residual percentage turns even lower, because the same seed respiration quickly consumes part of the reminiscent oxygen.
The inert gas normally applied is Nitrogen (N2) in concentrations of 90 to 98%. Studies have proven that not only this treatment prevents and combats insect pests, it is also capable to inhibit mould reproduction, control grain respiration and fatty acid values.
Provides the necessary calories for healthy, daily metabolism, but is also a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E and many minerals.
Greater moisture percentages and warmer temperatures increase the growth and activity of grain storage pests, especially fungi. At physiological maturity, seed moisture percentage is about 32 and 60%. Although the plant dies at maturity, the seeds (grain) remain alive. Respiration occurs in living seeds even when removed from the plant and stored
Stored grain will increase in moisture percentage and temperature unless seed respiration is reduced or eliminated. Unwelcome fermentation may take place and yeast may boom along with high ethanol levels, if stored corn overheads 40% moisture. Most high moisture corn is processed (rolled or ground) before going into the storage unit. It is easy to get excessively fine high-moisture corn that may result in rumen acidosis and fat test depression.