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The capacity of grain bags varies with bag size, which generally ranges from 40 to 90 metres long, and anywhere from 100 to 300 tonnes depending on the type of grain and how much the bag is stretched during filling... Storing grain at higher moisture content in bags not only compromises grain quality but increases the risk of grain swelling and splitting the bag... Take the bait:Reduce mice numbers by setting up bait stations along the grain bags and keep an eye on creases in the bag as mice tend to attack there first...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The capacity of grain bags varies with bag size, which generally ranges from 40 to 90 metres long, and anywhere from 100 to 300 tonnes depending on the type of grain and how much the bag is stretched during filling... Storing grain at higher moisture content in bags not only compromises grain quality but increases the risk of grain swelling and splitting the bag... Take the bait:Reduce mice numbers by setting up bait stations along the grain bags and keep an eye on creases in the bag as mice tend to attack there first...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The capacity of grain bags varies with bag size, which generally ranges from 40 to 90 metres long, and anywhere from 100 to 300 tonnes depending on the type of grain and how much the bag is stretched during filling... Storing grain at higher moisture content in bags not only compromises grain quality but increases the risk of grain swelling and splitting the bag... Take the bait:Reduce mice numbers by setting up bait stations along the grain bags and keep an eye on creases in the bag as mice tend to attack there first...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Once we've completed an analysis of your business, our counsellors can help to build cash flows, forecasts and budgets so you can determine what lies ahead and make decisions based on valid information... As price received increases the working capital requirement reduces which indicates less risk associated with the business... The ORM data included 14 Victorian Mallee farms and showed that over the last 10 years their income had increased and costs had doubled while the surplus remained similar...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Central Queensland grower David Trevilyan reflects on a lifetime of machinery innovation... David built the machine, powered by a D9 Cat engine with 385 horsepower and 2535 newton metres of torque, between 1971 and 1975 to pull a heavy land plane he had developed to help level melon holes or gilgai (natural depressions in the soil) that covered one-third of his cropping area... Looking to the future, David is focused on fine-tuning the machines he custom builds to withstand generations of farm ownership in grains operations across the country and, increasingly, around the globe...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
A Nuffield Scholarship to North America, South America and Europe in 2007 studying continuous cropping systems was when the seed was planted for grower Bruce Thompson, from Temora, New South Wales, to start thinking about disc-seeders... Bruce says that of all the machinery purchases his family could have made, the new seeder had the greatest potential to change the outcome to their bottom line... "We were also concerned about grass weed control in wheat crops; we did notice silver grass [Vulpia], which we haven't seen for years," Bruce says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
One innovative central NSW grower finds building his own machinery has two benefits - it saves money and he ends up with exactly the machine he wants.. Overall, he says the disc seeder was the way to go: "We can sow on lower moisture and I also never feel we are wasting moisture because as soon as you put a tine into this country, it opens right up for moisture to disappear.".. Location: Ungarie, central NSW Rainfall: 338 millimetres Soil type: medium red loam with average pH of 5 Cropping area: 2000 hectares of owned and leased country Crops: wheat, barley, field peas, chickpeas and lupins Average yields: 2 t/ha wheat Tractor: Caterpillar 55, 260hp Sowing equipment: homemade air seeder Spraying equipment: self-propelled boomspray built on a second-hand cotton picker pbrlogo Varieties displaying this symbol beside them are protected under the Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
3.4 MECHANISATION - PLANT ESTABLISHMENT DIRECT SEEDING VERSUS TRANSPLANTING Transplanting is the most common method used in Australia for plant establishment... The time will come where it will be illegal to use and in any case their use should be affecting the farmers" environmental conscience... When is comes to looking into alternative methods for weed and disease control there is a need for progressive farmers to realise changes will confront the industry with regards to limitations on chemical use...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Take simple steps to reduce harvester fire risk.. Growers are reminded to conduct harvester operation checks and maintenance both in the lead-up to and during harvest to reduce the risk of fire... "From a mechanical perspective, growers don't want breakdowns during harvest so they need to make sure bearings and belts are well-maintained with visual inspections before harvest," he said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Take simple steps to reduce harvester fire risk.. Growers are reminded to conduct harvester operation checks and maintenance both in the lead-up to and during harvest to reduce the risk of fire... "From a mechanical perspective, growers don't want breakdowns during harvest so they need to make sure bearings and belts are well-maintained with visual inspections before harvest," he said...
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