The Koster Moisture Tester Platinum is a top-of-the-line solution for measuring moisture and dry matter content of various materials. This bundle includes a Platinum Koster Heater with a sleek black powder-coated finish, a Specimen Container, and a Koster Digital Scale.
The Platinum Koster Heater comes with an LED push button on/off switch, which makes it easy to use, and it has a standardized internal assembly that ensures precise heating. The Specimen Container is a convenient and easy-to-use container that is perfect for holding samples. The Koster Digital Scale is a highly accurate scale that is used to measure the weight of the sample.
This bundle is perfect for measuring the moisture and dry matter content of silage, forage, corn, grain, and other materials. It can be used to control the dry matter intake in total mixed rations (TMRs), which is essential for optimal crop fermentation and animal feeding. The moisture meter is extremely accurate, with a measurement range of 0% to 85% moisture content and an accuracy of 0.1%.
Regularly testing the moisture content of your yields is crucial for a number of reasons:
- Excess moisture in stored grain or forage can lead to the growth of mold fungi.
- Nutrients can be lost when crops are ensiled with excess moisture, as the weep or drain-off contains valuable nutrients.
- Harvesting hay with too low of a moisture content can result in heavy leaf drop-off, which reduces the feeding value of the crop.
- Forage with moisture content between 30% and 40% can lead to storage combustion, potentially destroying both the forage and the storage structure.
- Ensiling process, a crucial step for crop fermentation, requires moisture content to be within a specific range for optimal results.
Knowing the moisture content of your crops ensures that they are stored and used at the correct moisture level, resulting in better yields and higher-quality crops. The Koster Moisture Tester Platinum provides you with an essential tool in any crop production operation, and with its easy-to-use design and accurate readings, it makes moisture testing simple and efficient. With this device, you can easily and accurately measure the moisture content in less than 30 minutes, giving you the information you need to make important decisions about your crops.