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SS-AGR-178: Methods of Forage Moisture Testing

Figure 3. Squeeze method for estimating moisture range. (A) If liquid runs freely or shows between the fingers, the crop contains 75–85% moisture. (B) If the ball holds its shape and the hand is moist, the crop contains 70–75% moisture. (C) If the ball expands slowly and no dampness appears on the hand, the crop contains 60–70% moisture. (D) If the ball springs out in the opening hand, the crop contains less than 60% moisture.

Credit: Chamblee and Green (1995)