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Meet your experts

Philip Burrill Development Agronomist Philip Burrill continues as the key contact for the northern region. Philip conducts workshops and acts as a conduit to ensure research outcomes are passed from the testing laboratories to the growers in the field. Peter Botta Based in the south, private consultant Peter Botta travels […]

GRDC Storedgrain App

        The GRDC Storedgrain app is now available on apple and Android mobile devices Download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play or access your grain storage records on the web portal synchronized to your app A key feature is the ability to record grain Storage Details and Monitoring Records […]

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 […]

Three steps to safer grain storage

The fundamental approach to grain storage safety is the same as for all other farming activities. The aim is to have a safe workplace for everyone on the farm, including workers, contractors, families, visitors and the owner/managers. Safety is a three-step process — identify hazards, assess risk and address the […]

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 […]

Grain fit to eat – food safety

Grain stored on farm must meet quality standards when sold,  such as the GTA (Grain Trade Australia) requirements. It is becoming apparent however, that increasing numbers of grain markets are looking for assurance of food safety. The contract standards set by GTA do not specifically cover food safety, which is […]