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Aeration trials reduce insects and deliver savings.. Trials hosted by the Mingenew Irwin Group (MIG) have demonstrated that aeration can reduce insect burdens by an average of 60 per cent in stored seed grain, and deliver cost savings of about $2 per tonne... The total calculated cost of storing grain in an aerated silo was $11.56/t, compared with costs estimated at $13.50/t for storing grain in non-aerated silos - including the cost of storage and fumigations to control insects, as well as seed losses, based on a seed cost of $300/t...
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Aeration trials reduce insects and deliver savings.. Trials hosted by the Mingenew Irwin Group (MIG) have demonstrated that aeration can reduce insect burdens by an average of 60 per cent in stored seed grain, and deliver cost savings of about $2 per tonne... The total calculated cost of storing grain in an aerated silo was $11.56/t, compared with costs estimated at $13.50/t for storing grain in non-aerated silos - including the cost of storage and fumigations to control insects, as well as seed losses, based on a seed cost of $300/t...
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Storing oilseeds is more difficult than storing cereal grains as they are more susceptible to quality deterioration and have limited insect control options... The decision to store oilseeds requires a planned approach, careful management and a suitable storage system... Moisture content in oilseeds must be lower than cereal grains because the oil content increases the risk of moulding and quality damage...
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John piper and his family use a 60-tonne Kotzur drying silo to enable them to harvest over-moisture grain and dry it to end-user specifications... When showers of rain started in March - which went on to total 134 millimetres for the month - the Pipers' elected to harvest what was left of their sorghum at 15 per_cent moisture and hold it under aeration cooling until the grain could be blended or dried... For the 2010-11 winter harvest, John says having the capacity to hold a portion of their wheat under aeration cooling for sale at a later date was beneficial as some wheat and barley crops within the district were penalised heavily due to the suspected presence of fusarium head blight and white grain disorder. "..
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John piper and his family use a 60-tonne Kotzur drying silo to enable them to harvest over-moisture grain and dry it to end-user specifications... When showers of rain started in March - which went on to total 134 millimetres for the month - the Pipers' elected to harvest what was left of their sorghum at 15 per_cent moisture and hold it under aeration cooling until the grain could be blended or dried... For the 2010-11 winter harvest, John says having the capacity to hold a portion of their wheat under aeration cooling for sale at a later date was beneficial as some wheat and barley crops within the district were penalised heavily due to the suspected presence of fusarium head blight and white grain disorder. "..
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Sunflower growers can use aeration drying and cooling to successfully manage a range of seed moisture contents (MC) and temperatures during harvest and storage... Cost of drying during the trial, the first small load of harvested sunflower seed delivered into the Kotzur silo was measured at 13.7 per cent MC... Samples were submitted for analysis and the results demonstrated no increase of ffA levels as a result of aeration drying or cooling (see Table 2.) during the aeration drying and cooling trials outlined sunflower seed was sampled before and after storage from all silos...
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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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Exhaustive and stringent business planning combined with continuous innovation has seen Brad and Kate Jones change their farm systems and processes to focus heavily on return on investment, resulting in potential savings in the millions... "We were trying to gauge return on investment, looking at soil maps, yield data and input effectiveness," Mr Jones said... "Our data showed that potassium was probably a bigger profit driver than phosphorus and that the farm had good Colwell P levels as a base," Mr Jones said...
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The cold months of winter are the ideal time to clean empty grain silos to eradicate insects harbouring in grain residues, according to grain storage specialist Chris Newman... "Now, while it is cold, is an excellent time to remove grain residues - which provide a source of food for insects - from silos and surrounding areas," he said... Region West, National, North, South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Time to clean silos and banish grain pests..
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" GCTV2: Grain Storage Cooling Aeration 14 October 2010.. Grain storage consultant Peter Botta gives useful tips on cooling aeration in silos as part of a grain storage series for the Grains Research and Development Corporation's Ground Cover TV.. Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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