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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
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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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Storing pulses successfully requires a balance between ideal harvest and storage conditions... Harvesting at 14 per cent moisture content captures grain quality and reduces mechanical damage to the seed but requires careful management to avoid deterioration during storage... Pulses stored above 12 per_cent moisture content require aeration cooling to maintain quality...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The tolerance for live pests in grain sold off farm is nil... With growers increasing the amount of grain stored on farm, an integrated approach to pest control is crucial... Finally the grain requires approximately 50 hours of appropriate quality air each fortnight during storage...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Although we presume there are no insects in grain when being loaded into storage, we generally treat the grain using protectants, or fumigate in gas-tight sealed storage... Fumigating the grain kills any insects present and the aeration maintains grain quality... Always use a mixture of an organophosphate (for example, Fenitrithion , Actellic or Reldan ) with Methoprene (for example, IGR and Diacon ,) either by mixing them together or bought as a 'twin pack' such as Reldan Plus , to protect grain during storage...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Growers strengthen their position when their storage facilities allow flexibility with grain handling and timing of sales... As a bonus, many of the strategies used to minimise pest problems also significantly improve storage conditions for maintaining grain quality... Examples include: the ability to have fans automatically step through the 3 important stages of aeration cooling - "continuous", "purge", "protected"; an additional auto function that now excludes high humidity air (>85% RH) in all three of these stages; a setting that can be included that adjusts fan operations to cater for fans fitted to silos with air flow rates higher then the standard 2 - 3 L/s/t flow rates...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Fumigation in gas-tight storage is the only option for control of grain pest insects at all stages of their life cycle... But successful fumigation requires knowing how much phosphine gas to apply, when to apply it and the length of time needed for an effective kill... The fact sheet has been developed in consultation with grain storage specialists, including Peter Botta, of PCB Consulting, who says that in order to kill eggs, larva, pupa and adult grain pests, phosphine gas needs to reach, and be maintained at, a concentration possible only in a gas-tight storage...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" 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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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GCTV7: Phosphine Fumigation Demonstration 1 07 May 2012 Fumigating a grain silo with phosphine.1 of 3 demonstration videos by DAFWA's Chris Newman... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The tolerance for live pests in grain sold off farm is nil... With growers increasing the amount of grain stored on farm, an integrated approach to pest control is crucial... Finally the grain requires approximately 50 hours of appropriate quality air each fortnight during storage...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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