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  • Boosting on-farm storage with bags and bunkers
    Management, 14 Dec 2021
    Boosting on-farm storage with bags and bunkers

    High-quality sealed silos offer top-of-the-range storage, but growers are also exploring cheaper options to expand on-farm storage capacity. Bags and bunkers have become a popular, more affordable choice, but growers need to be on their toes to avoid costly failures with these temporary solutions.

  • Top tips for grain storage success
    Management, 12 Dec 2021
    Top tips for grain storage success

    GRDC’s grain storage extension team share images of their favourite storage facilities; highlighting features, ideas and innovations to help inspire other growers who are investing in grain storage infrastructure.

  • Phosphine venting and delivery limits require more research
    Management, 10 Dec 2021
    Phosphine venting and delivery limits require more research

    There is no argument that testing grain deliveries for phosphine residue is needed to ensure operator safety and label compliance. However, preliminary research has revealed more work is needed to avoid costly rejection of truckloads, including operators who are following phosphine label directions.

  • Aeration cooling can help save moist grain
    Management, 18 Nov 2021
    Aeration cooling can help save moist grain

    Storing cereals and pulses with an average moisture content above 12.5 per cent can cause a range of issues, including mould and insect outbreaks in storage facilities.

  • 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.

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