Stored Grain

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 […]

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 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 […]