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  • Improving Australia’s containerised grain supply chains
    Management, 17 Jun 2022
    Improving Australia’s containerised grain supply chains

    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.

  • Building mouse and insect pressure highlights importance of hygiene
    Management, 13 Apr 2022
    Building mouse and insect pressure highlights importance of hygiene

    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.

  • Getting the most out of ground-level fumigation
    Management, 15 Feb 2022
    Getting the most out of ground-level fumigation

    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.

  • Local study breathes fresh air into grain aeration
    Management, 12 Feb 2022
    Local study breathes fresh air into grain aeration

    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 New work is set to update the information currently used to determine aeration flow rates, which is outdated and not necessarily relevant to Australian conditions.

  • Successful fumigation: gas-tight and just right
    Management, 11 Feb 2022
    Successful fumigation: gas-tight and just right

    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.

  • When to open sealed silos
    Management, 06 Feb 2022
    When to open sealed silos

    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?

  • Phosphine curbs cowpea weevils in stored pulses
    Management, 05 Feb 2022
    Phosphine curbs cowpea weevils in stored pulses

    While much is known about controlling stored insect pests in cereals, pests of pulses – such as the cowpea weevil or bruchids – have had little research to date. A new study is shedding light on the efficacy of phosphine control of these pests in mungbeans and chickpeas.

  • How good are stored grain protectants?
    Management, 04 Feb 2022
    How good are stored grain protectants?

    Resistance monitoring of key insect pests has reaffirmed the value of using combined grain protectant treatments to overcome multiple resistances. Individual treatments are still effective in managing some species.

  • Sulfuryl fluoride can break phosphine resistance
    Management, 03 Feb 2022
    Sulfuryl fluoride can break phosphine resistance

    Rotating phosphine fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride is a valuable way to reduce the potential for development of phosphine resistance in grain storage insect pests, despite the need to hire a licenced fumigator.

  • Probing phosphine resistance in rusty grain beetles
    Management, 31 Jan 2022
    Probing phosphine resistance in rusty grain beetles

    Resistance to phosphine fumigants in rusty grain beetle has increased substantially since the first resistant population was discovered in 2007. Resistant populations are now found across the full spectrum of the grain supply chain proving a real challenge for grain storage.

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