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    Storedgrain App

    The GRDC storedgrain app is now available from the Apple App Store or Google Play A key feature is the ability to record grain Storage Details and Monitoring Records at the storage site regardless of mobile reception or data speed. Simply enter the records you wish to keep and next time you’re back in mobile reception […]

    GRDC GrowNotes Grain Storage 2017

    On-farm grain storage has become a significant component of many Australian cropping operations and growers who manage their storage facilities and operations well are being rewarded through preferred-supplier partnerships with key grain traders. Grain traders and buyers are increasingly pursuing growers who can maintain grain quality through best-practice storage management allowing savvy growers to become […]

    Grain Silos Tested, Research Report by Kondinin Group Farming Ahead 2015

    Since deregulation, there has been a growing trend to store an increasing amount of grain on farm. But maintaining the quality of grain in storage requires planning, knowledge and the right gear, none more important than the silo itself. Kondinin Group engineer, Ben White, travelled 8,000km across every mainland state to inspect nearly 60 silos […]

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    Introduction Carbon dioxide is an alternative insect pest control option to the most commonly used fumigant, phosphine. Driven largely by market request for ‘organic grain’ or ‘clean & green’, carbon dioxide is usually easier to manage in smaller, gas-tight silos less than 300 tonnes. If using carbon dioxide, it should be referred to as a […]

    Grain Storage Mite Pests

    Authors: Dr Manoj Nayak, DAF, Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park Brisbane   Introduction Mites are common pests in grain storages and mostly occur in damp or moist grain, residues, oilseeds and animal feeds. They are not readily seen because they are the size of specks of dust. Mites are not insects (which have six legs) but […]