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While growers may be tempted to look at price and storage capacity alone when purchasing new silos, Mr Burrill says aeration and sealability should not be overlooked... "Aeration fitted to seed silos is particularly valuable for maintaining planting seed germination and vigour," Mr Burrill said... Mr Burrill says if growers plan to store grain in sheds, silo bags, bunkers or pads for more than about two months, they should seek advice prior to harvest on options to minimise insect pest build-up in them and look at storage preparations to enable fumigation if required...
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The spear is pushed horizontally through a small hole in the membrane into the grain at about chest height... One of Australia's leading grain-storage specialists says silo bags infested with weevils can be successfully and safely fumigated with phosphine using a three-step process... Working with DEEDI's Dr Andrew Ridley and Queensland grain growers Chris and Roland Cook on a Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity (CRC NPB) research project, Mr Burrill found effective fumigation is achieved by: ensuring the silo bag is well sealed; applying the correct dose of phosphine spaced along the bag; and venting the gas safely...
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Peter says there are several advantages to storing your own grain, but quality control becomes your responsibility, so it needs to be taken seriously... As increasing volumes of grain is stored on farm, we need to ensure a high standard of storage practice is carried out so that we build and maintain the reputation of growers off farm deliveries to end users," Mr Botta said... Growers need to keep these areas clean, remove insect protected shelter sites and mow weeds around storages," he said...
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