Tag Archives | Aeration

    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 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 […]

    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. […]

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    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 […]

    Grain storage facilities: Planning for Efficiency and Quality

    A Grains Industry Guide Overview and introduction Grain storage systems come in a range of shapes and sizes to meet farm requirements and careful planning is needed to optimise an on-farm grain storage facility investment. According to the option selected, on-farm grain storage systems can provide a short-term or long-term storage facility. Depending on the […]

    Silo buyer’s guide - Feature

    Silo Buyer’s Guide

    The decision of which silo to buy can be daunting, mainly because it’s a 20+ year investment and not a purchase that is easily returned or traded-in if it proves unsuitable. The following information will help identify the key features to look for when purchasing silos. Key Points Buying silos is a significant, long-term investment […]