Watch Philip Burrill demonstrate how to fumigate in grain bags.
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 […]
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.
Fumigating a grain silo with phosphine.1 of 3 demonstration videos by DAFWA’s Chris Newman.
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 […]
In order to kill grain pests at all stages of their life cycle (egg, larva, pupa, adult), phosphine gas needs to reach, and be maintained at, a concentration possible only in a gas-tight storage. Key Points To control insects at all life stages the only option is to fumigate in a gas-tight storage. Cool grain […]