Stored Grain

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 […]

Things are heating up in grain storage

With a number of weeks of warm weather this summer, growers are encouraged to check their grain in storage more regularly. A regular check including taking a sample form the head-space and the bottom of the silo to screen for insects is recommended at least monthly. But in warmer weather, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to do Hygiene

For more information see GRDC Fact Sheet Hygiene & Structural Treatments for Grain 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 […]

What to do with waste grain

Cleaning grain from around storages and equipment is only half the job when undertaking grain storage hygiene. Disposing of the grain properly so it doesn’t become a breeding ground for pests is paramount. Traveling around the country, the grain storage extension team see various levels of grain storage hygiene. Many […]