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  • Successful grain storage starts pre-harvest
    Management, 11 Oct 2021
    Successful grain storage starts pre-harvest

    GRDC grain storage expert Chris Warrick encourages growers to start maintenance and check storage facilities to prepare for a successful 2021 harvest. He notes growers are increasingly choosing on-farm storage and are focusing on improved capacity.

  • Safety-first storage helps avert farm accidents
    Management, 26 Sep 2021
    Safety-first storage helps avert farm accidents

    Queensland grower and grain storage contractor Peter Anderson avoids workplace health and safety accidents with a safety-first rationale underpinned by commitment to safety protocols, infrastructure and equipment on his family’s grain storage facility at Kingsthorpe, near Toowoomba.

  • Grain storage success starts in winter
    Management, 18 Aug 2021
    Grain storage success starts in winter

    Grain Storage Extension project co-ordinator Chris Warrick is encouraging growers to start maintenance and do a check on storage facilities to help set up for a successful 2021 harvest.

  • Workshop: Handling high moisture sorghum at harvest
    Management, 12 May 2021
    Workshop: Handling high moisture sorghum at harvest

    Growers with high moisture sorghum are encouraged to start harvest with a clear strategy in place to dry grain.

  • Don’t omit ladders when ordering new grain storage infrastructure
    Management, 14 Apr 2021
    Don’t omit ladders when ordering new grain storage infrastructure

    Grain growers are encouraged to have ladders meeting Australian standards in order to safely conduct maintenance and monitor grain.

  • To seal or not to seal
    Management, 15 Mar 2021
    To seal or not to seal

    The aim and sole purpose of sealable silos is to ensure that successful fumigations to control insects. There is no other purpose or time a silo should be sealed.

  • Strategic approach recommended if harvest is a wet one
    Management, 03 Dec 2020
    Strategic approach recommended if harvest is a wet one

    Seed testing recommended to ensure quality and vigour if rain is experienced during harvest.

  • Hygiene and monitoring essential for stored grain
    Management, 06 Oct 2020
    Hygiene and monitoring essential for stored grain

    As more grain is stored on-farm, it is essential that it is managed correctly so that the quality does not deteriorate. Storing grain on-farm successfully requires understanding the best practice for storage hygiene and monitoring.

  • Improving results for grain storage aeration cooling
    Management, 17 Sep 2020
    Improving results for grain storage aeration cooling

    Adding aeration to storage facilities is one of the most effective means of maintaining grain product quality. When correctly designed and managed, aeration achieves cooler grain temperatures and uniform grain moisture conditions in storages.

  • Temporary grain storage tips
    Management, 04 Aug 2020
    Temporary grain storage tips

    Strong crop plantings across much of Australia for winter season 2020 mean growers might need to consider temporary storage for their grain harvest.

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