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Protecting grain and Australia’s reputation

Australia’s reputation as a supplier of high quality, clean grain can quickly be destroyed if unregistered or off label chemicals are used in grain or grain storages. Products used for structural treatments must be registered for that purpose and accepted by the intended grain buyer. Do not use any product on grain or grain storage […]

GRDC GrowNotes Grain Storage 2017

Download from 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 […]

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 […]