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They say ahead of harvest, farmers should be looking carefully at their hygiene and structural treatments for their grain storages, and planning ahead... "By careful planning for harvest, storage and fumigation when required, farmers can have a significant impact on their reputation as a reliable preferred supplier of quality grain in the market," Mr Burrill said... The simplest way to reduce the frustrating occurrence of grain damage and delays to grain sale from insects is to have a standard routine for good hygiene, targeting all grain residues in and around storages and equipment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Grain storage best practice A strategic mix to achieve valuable results.. For reliable results use a good quality automatic controller to run fans, as they select the best temperature and humidity air to use... We tested the efficacy of four commercial DE products, plus lime - Dryacide , Permaguard , Cut'n'dry , Absorbacide and Aglime in the laboratory in 2013...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers urged to consider grain storage needs.. Mr Burrill will address growers on grain storage efficiency during the upcoming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates in Coonamble on July 29 and Roma on August 5... The incidence and severity of pest problems can be combatted with adequate aeration cooling of stored grain according to Mr Burrill, and he urged growers to seek advice on fan type, fan size and the model of auto controller selected to run fans...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Network project builds strategies to prolong phosphine.. By Catherine Norwood A recent two-year review has identified several strategies for limiting the development of insect resistance to phosphine... Understanding the problems caused by incorrect use of chemicals to control grain storage insects, ensuring that new silo purchases meet the new Australian standard for gas-tight structures, cleaning harvesters and storage structures and, if you're a grain buyer, asking for chemical use history on grain consignments will go a long way to maintaining the use of phosphine for the whole industry."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Take home message Changes in technology will mean that growers are likely to be offered greater choice in types of variety allowing much better fine-tuning of sorghum production systems to match local environments... While widespread deployment of GM sorghum is unlikely in the short-term, Australian sorghum growers should get access to non-GM herbicide tolerance traits in the next few years... In the short term, the high starch sorghum preferred by the ethanol industry will also be preferred by the animal industries...
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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: 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
Estimates show the world is losing 75 to 100 billion tonnes of agricultural and pastoral soil annually - and new soils require thousands of years to form... Professor Naidu says such rates of degradation risk exhausting the world's food-producing soils within two to three generations... The mobile-device technology was designed to deliver detailed scientific information on soils directly into the hands of growers, rural consultants, agronomists and potentially other soil enthusiasts such as real estate agents and keen bushwalkers...
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