May 18, 2020 | Hastings Tribune

Grain Elevator’s First-Time Tarping Judged Successful

Agrex Inc. had been hesitant to do this in the past because of unique wall design of its bunker

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A decision by officials of a grain elevator in Superior, NE, to take on a daunting project and tarp a corn bunker for the fall and winter of 2019-20 turned out to be a good one, the elevator superintendent told the Hastings Tribune.

Eric Krotzinger, elevator superintendent at Agrex Inc., said Oct. 26, 2019, was the first time their corn bunker was covered with a reinforced plastic tarp, which completely covered the bunker clear to the ground, and was secured there to eliminate, or control the moisture which would be present within the grain.

Officials at the elevator had been hesitant to do this in the past because of the unique wall design of their bunker. For 2019-2020, Krotzinger agreed with their corporate office that they would try a tarp.

“Hands down, it was the best decision that we made for the bunker,” Krotzinger said.

Read the full report here.

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