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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 […]

    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 […]

    Grain Protectants Prevent Pests

    Grain protectants prevent pests Grain protectants are one of many management tools for preventing pests in stored grain and have a particular role in unsealed storage and seed storage. Key Points: Consider using grain protectants when gas-tight sealable storage is not available and to ensure security of planting seed. Grain protectants work best when combined […]

    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 […]

    Successful Grain Storage Bags

    Successful Storage in Grain Bags

    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 […]

    Stay Safe around Grain Storage

    The fundamental approach to grain storage safety is the same as for all other farming activities. The aim is to have a safe workplace for everyone on the farm, including workers, contractors, families, visitors and the owner/managers. KEY POINTS Safety is a three-step process — identify hazards, assess risk and address the hazard. Safe grain […]

    Vigilant Monitoring Protects Grain Assets

    When grain enters storage it needs monitoring, just as a crop does throughout the growing season. Regular monitoring means problems are detected early and can be managed before significant grain damage occurs. It also avoids surprises at out-loading, prevents costly rejections from grain buyers and maintains your reputation for supplying quality grain. KEY POINTS Regular […]