Monitor moisture of binned sunflower seeds

If you’ve got some of last year’s sunflower crop stored in bins, make sure you keep an eye on the seed’s moisture level. The maximum recommended moisture content for stored sunflower is 9.5 percent through the winter months and 8 percent if the storage period is longer than about six months. It’s also important to check the sunflower weekly and make sure you check the sunflower, not the bin. Check by getting into the storage each time and walk, feel, smell and probe the seeds. Remember, walking around in filled bins can be dangerous, so take extra precautions. Visit for more storage tips.