Grain Storage, 09 Aug 2023
Thanks to GRDC’s investment in the 1800 WEEVIL hotline, growers have a national team of specialists to call for information about grain storage management.
Grain Storage, 02 Aug 2023
After a quarter of a century in stored grain research and extension, Philip Burrill is retiring
Grain Storage, 10 Feb 2023
The Rethus family are known in the Horsham area for being innovative, trying new ways of doing things and embracing technology. When it comes to on-farm grain storage, the approach is no different. After running an on-farm grain storage workshop at the Rethus’ farm in 2019, GRDC grain storage extension team leader Chris Warrick caught up with Tim Rethus to see what he is doing with on-farm storage.
Grain Storage, 26 Oct 2022
While growers are very much at the mercy of the weather when it comes to being able to harvest crops, they can start to prepare their silos to store grain above the deliverable moisture content to open up selling options.
Grain Storage, 17 Jun 2022
A joint investigation by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, GRDC and the South Australian Grains Industry Trust is consulting with companies active in the container trade to identify supply chain issues and potential solutions.The project leveraged AEGIC’s experience in analysing export supply chains in Australian and export grain competitor nations, with supply chain experts on the east coast and South Australia involved to ensure regional differences were understood.
Grain Storage, 13 Apr 2022
GRDC grain storage extension specialist Ben White says that grain spills around sheds and silos at this time of year can supply a feed source for vermin and insect pests.
Grain Storage, 15 Feb 2022
Phosphine fumigation can now be completed using ground-level application systems, which are much safer for the user, but only if the appropriate safety precautions are taken. These include recirculation, space for liberation, condensation trap and safety systems for power outage.
Grain Storage, 12 Feb 2022
Grain aeration is an important tool to protect to stored grain from deterioration and insect pests. New work is set to update the information currently used to determine aeration flow rates, which is outdated and not necessarily relevant to Australian conditions.
Grain Storage, 11 Feb 2022
Getting phosphine fumigation right the first time not only disinfests grain, but it also protects the future use of phosphine by preventing the development of resistance in stored grain insect pests. There are a few simple steps to ensure effective fumigation every time.
Grain Storage, 06 Feb 2022
Sealing a silo for long periods increases risks of grain degradation and silo damage. Silo seals are only designed to keep fumigant in the silo during fumigation. So, what should be done with gas-tight sealable silos when they are not under fumigation?