Grain Aeration

    Super cool aeration results

    Source Link GRDC Author: Philip Burrill, DAF Qld. Take home message Seek advice to ensure the right size aeration fans and associated equipment are fitted – ducting, roof vents and fan controller.  Not all silo suppliers get it right. Recommended aeration cooling airflow rates are 2 to 4 litres of air per second, per tonne […]

    Safe Storage of Sunflower Seed – Aeration Drying and Cooling

    Grain Storage Fact Sheet February 2015 Results of aeration trials supported by the Australian Oilseed Federation Oilseed Development Fund and the Australian Sunflower Association as part of the Broadleaf Cropping Alliance, a Grains Research and Development Corporation funded initiative. Sunflower growers can use aeration drying and cooling to successfully manage a range of seed moisture […]

    Cool it: aeration cooling is relatively cheap and can offer substantial benefits.

    Aeration cooling for pest control

    Grain aeration provides growers with a powerful tool to maintain grain quality during harvest and storage. Aeration cooling may not eliminate the need for chemical insect control, but it will dramatically slow insect development. Key Points Grain temperatures below 20°C significantly reduce mould and insect development. Reducing grain temperature with aeration cooling protects seed viability. […]

    FIGURE 2 CORRECT BLENDING

    Dealing with High Moisture Grain

    Grain at typical harvest temperatures of 25–30°C and moisture content greater than 13–14 per cent provides ideal conditions for mould and insect growth (see Figure 1). There are a number of ways to deal with high-moisture grain — the key is to act quickly and effectively. Key Points Deal with high-moisture grain promptly. Monitoring grain […]