Hear the do’s and don’ts on grain bags from growers who have used them.
Get the best practice tips on storing grain in bags.
Philip Burrill provides tips when taking advantage of the governments accelerated depreciation rules.
Bulk grain bags, also known as Silo Bags, can be a handy harvest storage option if used properly. A planned approach with careful management is essential. KEY POINTS Grain bags are best suited for short-term, high-volume grains to assist with harvest logistics. Site planning and preparation is the first and most important step for successful […]
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 […]
Fumigating with phosphine in unsealed silos does not kill pests at all stages of their life cycle. Repeat fumigations in unsealed silos increases resistance levels and selects for insects with a higher phosphine tolerance. Pressure testing a silo ensures it can hold gas concentrations sufficient to kill all insects at all life stages. Key Points A silo sold […]
Grain storage consultant Peter Botta gives useful tips on pressure testing sealed silos as part of a grain storage series for the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Ground Cover TV
The decision to buy a silo for on farm grain storage can be daunting given it’s a major investment, and one you will live with for some time.