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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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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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Agri-Science Queensland grain storage specialist Philip Burrill says for grain storage, three key factors provide significant gains for both grain storage pest control and grain quality - hygiene, aeration cooling and correct fumigation. ".. By ensuring that machinery and equipment used to handle grain, including headers, augers, field bins, truck bins, silos and other storages are clean to prevent insect pest contamination of newly harvested grain you have a huge head start. ".. In regards to applying protectant insecticides to grain, a number of grain buyers are now requiring that grain and grain products have nil chemical residues, so you should always check with potential buyers and handlers before you treat with commercially available products such as Fenitrothion, Reldan, and IGR. "Do not use any of these chemical insecticides when storing oilseeds or pulses...
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" Date: 06.03.2012 Grain checks equal grain cheques!.. Grain checks equal grain cheques!.. Some farmers get their grain into the silo and breathe a sigh of relief, but it does have to be carefully looked after in storage or you can do your dough, not to mention waste the efforts of harvest," Mr Botta said. "..
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Dr Freebairn says bringing together decision support aids and 65 years of daily rainfall, temperature and radiation data gathered by 4500 Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather stations, overlayed with the Queensland Government's Silo data base, ranks among his career highlights... "A rich history of each property is reflected in the long term weather data and if you were manually flicking through your data page by page, year by year you could build up a picture of probabilities to answer the questions you have in mind... "The App and the aids it contains allow growers to quickly and easily answer questions such as the probability of well-timed planting rain or unfortunate frost events."..
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Central Queensland talks business with GRDC.. Central Queensland grain growers will have the opportunity to engage with leading agribusiness analysts and specialists at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Updates in November... Former GRDC northern panelist Richard Heath, Innovate Ag Research will talk on managing data on the modern farm, technologies to assist decision making, variable rate input technology, useful apps for SmartPhones and Tablets and utilising this information to make profitable decisions...
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South Australian grain growers are being advised of the potential for a mouse plague this autumn... Grain remaining on the ground after harvest and from barley crops damaged by wind before harvest is supporting population build-up, with growers reporting the emergence of fresh mouse holes over recent weeks... Remov ing or reducing cover, including plant material, rubbish and general clutter around buildings, silos and fodder storage as these all provide protection for mice Rolling stubble in summer, which exposes mice to birds of prey ...
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Mouse management strategies urged this harvest.. Grain growers are being encouraged to undertake mouse control measures this harvest to reduce the potential for future plagues... Greg Mutze from Biosecurity SA says heavy infestations of mice this year and the expectation of a bumper harvest throughout the southern cropping region could result in population explosions in 2011...
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Spilled grain could spell mouse troubles next year.. Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), pest management authorities are advising growers, particularly those in high-yielding regions, to take steps to discourage a potential build-up of mouse populations... Mouse populations will be monitored in typical cropping systems in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland at three key times each year, coinciding with important crop stages and critical times in the build-up of mouse populations...
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Grain storage specialist Peter Botta says those considering buying a new silo should know about the standard... Mr Botta says the reasons for ensuring grain storage silos are gas tight are manifold... Once you pressurise the silo, Mr Botta says you should time the half-life...
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