Category: Grain aeration

Managing moisture in stored grain

Grain growers are using aeration fans on their silos to push air through stored grain to improve harvest flexibility and increase marketing options. Grain at typical harvest temperatures of 25–30°C and moisture content greater than 13–14 per cent provides ideal conditions for mould and insect growth. Aeration cooling (2-4 litres […]

GRDC GrowNotes Grain Storage

Download the GRDC GrowNote Grain Storage here A key component to storing grain on farm successfully is having the knowledge of best-practice management to avoid costly quality issues and disasters. This manual aims to provide relevant information, links to other resources and contacts to enable a base understanding of how […]

Aeration cooling reduces pest problems

When it comes to stored grain pest management, prevention is always better than cure — aeration cooling helps by inhibiting insect development. Aerating stored grain has four main purposes — preventing mould, inhibiting insect development, maintaining seed viability and evening out grain moisture. Grain aeration maintains grain quality during storage […]