Grain Quality

    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 […]

    Storing Oilseeds

    Storing oilseeds is more difficult than storing cereal grains as they are more susceptible to quality deterioration and have limited insect control options. The decision to store oilseeds requires a planned approach, careful management and a suitable storage system. KEY POINTS Limited chemical control options for insect pests in stored oilseeds increases the importance of […]

    Storing Pulses

    Storing pulses successfully requires a balance between ideal harvest and storage conditions. Harvesting at 14 per cent moisture content captures grain quality and reduces mechanical damage to the seed but requires careful management to avoid deterioration during storage. KEY POINTS Pulses stored above 12 per cent moisture content require aeration cooling to maintain quality. Meticulous […]