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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Hub offers wealth of information about stored grain.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Stored Grain Information Hub at www.storedgrain.com.au covers all aspects of grain storage including: insects and pests; hygiene and structural treatments; storage facilities; aeration; economics; safety; grain quality; grain storage specialists; and workshops... Log in or register to leave a comment...
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Use of the decision aid will give producers the confidence needed to make a significant financial and management commitment to on-farm storage... The 'Storing Dollars' economic decision model has provided farmers and consultants with a computer model to make a comprehensive assessment of the costs, and more importantly, the benefits that may be achieved from investing in an on-farm grain storage facility... Using the model to make a cost benefit analysis enables farmers to quantify the benefits they believe can be achieved within their farm business from a storage facility...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Poor supply fails niche opportunity.. Sue Moors knows what her customers want in their bread: high quality organic ingredients that provide a satisfying meal and, most importantly, taste... I know we"ve had the drought in Australia and a lot of farmers have been in awful situations with failed crops, but I just couldn"t find a consistent local supply of organic flour," Mrs Moors says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Keeping records of crop surveillance helps to provide confidence in Australia's biosecurity systems... While ongoing surveillance is a crucial part of growers' cropping operations, there is increasing value in keeping records of surveillance activities, says grains biosecurity officer Rachel Taylor... Staff training: for both permanent and seasonal staff, keep records of who has been trained in WH&S and farm hygiene practices for biosecurity...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
After completing a master's degree in business administration two years ago, Western Australian grower Brad Jones is convinced that growers have a lot to gain from taking the initiative to get closer to their consumers.. Brad Jones hopes that one day his farm will be a familiar sight to consumers who, as virtual visitors via tablets or smart TVs in their kitchens, will come to regard cooking a dish such as noodles as a natural extension of his work as the grower of the wheat they were made from... For Brad the time has arrived for growers to become more proactive in getting closer to consumers - mirroring the global trend of consumers looking to learn more about the origins of their food...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Author : Sarah Jeffrey 'Don't give insects a cosy resort lifestyle' is the message being delivered to grain growers this winter with a strategic storage and equipment clean out saving costly grain quality issues later in the year... Senior Development Agronomist with the Postharvest Grain Protection Team at Queensland's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Philip Burrill says when it comes to controlling pests in stored grain, prevention is better than cure and winter is the ideal time to act... "Good hygiene has a significant impact on reducing storage pest numbers and winter is the ideal time to act with insects moving about much less," he said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The golden rule for storage is to keep checking what is going on... To kill any live insects, fumigating is the only option... When managing your storage system after harvest, it is a good time to critically look at how it is working and how it could be improved, where investment might need to be made and what mix of storage facilities will deliver the desired outcome...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Author : Sarah Jeffrey 'Don't give insects a cosy resort lifestyle' is the message being delivered to grain growers this winter with a strategic storage and equipment clean out saving costly grain quality issues later in the year... Senior Development Agronomist with the Postharvest Grain Protection Team at Queensland's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Philip Burrill says when it comes to controlling pests in stored grain, prevention is better than cure and winter is the ideal time to act... "Good hygiene has a significant impact on reducing storage pest numbers and winter is the ideal time to act with insects moving about much less," he said...
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