Category: Grain storage facilities

Ladders on silos

Grain storage facilities: Planning for Efficiency and Quality  

Why pressure test

Pressure testing sealable silos  

Guide to buying silos

The decision of which silo to buy can be daunting, mainly because it’s a 20+ year investment and not a purchase that is easily returned or traded-in if it proves unsuitable. Consider the storage requirements for the next 20 years — not just the next season. For reliable insect control […]

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 […]

Preparing for bag storage

The first step to successful grain-bag storage is buying the right bag. Testing bag quality can be easily done by pushing your thumb through the ede of the bag. Use subjective judgement to evaluate how easily the bag is punctured. Also double check the bag is specifically designed for grain […]

Buying the right silo

Be aware of misleading marketing terminology such as ‘fumigatable silos’. Buying silos is a significant, long-term investment – take the time to make the right choice. When compared with grain storages, silos can be a significant investment, however they offer superior insect pest and grain quality control options, flexibility in […]

Annual Pressure Test

Pressure testing a silo ensures it can maintain gas concentrations at sufficient levels to kill all insects at all life stages. Although a silo may be sold as a “sealed silo”, this does not automatically mean it’s suitable for fumigation. Gas-tight seal status can only be proven with a pressure […]