- May 17, 2005
- Pleasantville Ohio
When harvested field corn is being stored, some farmers process the corn prior to storage in order to selectively remove any weed seed. If the seed is not removed, the price received at sale is less than the current market value. This wire mesh drum is placed in series with the truck (or grain buggy) and the auger that transports the corn to the silo. The mesh of the rotating drum is sized smaller than the corn kernels, but larger than the weed seed. The device invariably discards some smaller corn kernels and fragments, but my neighbor collects the weed seed enriched material to feed deer, raccoons, and birds (including our growing population of wild turkeys) during the winter.