Grain SHIELD

Grain SHIELD® Liquid Mold Inhibitor

Grain SHIELD® Liquid mold inhibitor is an EPA registered fungicide for the control of molds and fungi in high-moisture grain (oats, corn, barley, wheat and sorghum) that will be used as animal feed. Grain SHIELD Liquid contains a minimum of 72.0% propionic acid combined with acetic, benzoic, and sorbic acids for the control of molds and fungi in high-moisture grains.

Features and Benefits

Grain SHIELD inhibits the typical yeast and mold growth of high moisture grains during storage and reduces processing costs by eliminating the need for drying grains for storage. It is EPA registered for use on multiple grains including corn, oats, barley, wheat and sorghum. Grain SHIELD maintains nutritive and quality value of corn through either covered or open storage.

Application Instruction

Consult product label for complete instructions for application.

Application rate of Grain SHIELD Liquid per ton of moist corn, sorghum, wheat, oats or barley in COVERED storage*

  Moisture Content, Percent of Weight
Storage Duration Below 15.5% 15.5 - 20% 21 - 30%
Up to 4 weeks* 2 lbs/ton (1 kg/mt) 4 lbs/ton (2 kg/mt) 8 lbs/ton (4 kg/mt)
Up to 6 weeks* 4 lbs/ton (2 kg/mt) 8 lbs/ton (4 kg/mt) 12 lbs/ton (6 kg/mt)
Up to 12 weeks 6 lbs/ton (3 kg/mt) 12 lbs/ton (6 kg/mt) 16 lbs/ton (8 kg/mt)

*Not recommended if grain is to be kept in storage beyond May 1

Application rate of Grain SHIELD Liquid per ton of moist corn, sorghum, wheat, oats or barley in OPEN storage**

  Moisture Content, Percent of Weight
Storage Duration Below 15.5% 15.5% - 20% 21 - 30%
Up to 4 weeks 4 lbs/ton (2 kg/mt) 6 lbs/ton (3 kg/mt) 10 lbs/ton (5 kg/mt)
Up to 6 weeks 8 lbs/ton (4 kg/mt) 12 lbs/ton (6 kg/mt) 16 lbs/ton (8 kg/mt)
Up to 12 weks 12 lbs/ton (6 kg/mt) 18 lbs/ton (9 kg/mt) 24 lbs/ton (12 kg/mt)

** It is recommended that open storage be limited to the following areas of low precipitation: Nebraska (excluding S.E. corner), Western Kansas, Western Oklahoma, Texas Panhandle, Eastern New Mexico, Eastern Colorado and S.E. Wyoming. All such grain must be fed out before May 1 of the following spring.

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