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Increase the Longevity of your Seed and Grain Storage

Increase the Longevity of your Seed and Grain Storage | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Storing seed and grain takes many forms depending on your storage quantity, purpose and location. Know the best storage solution for you. (Boost your seed and grain storage: It's not just the bag - it's how you use it.
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Growers warned to check silos for pests

Growers warned to check silos for pests | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Growers warned to check silos for pests Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury Department of Agriculture and Food biosecurity officer Jeff Russell said growers who stored grain on-farm should regularly inspect silos for pests and ensure they were in good...
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Drying and storage of grain. - Plastic packaging products,news and ...

It's important to care the drying and storage of grain. When grain is stored on the ground, earth is crowned under the pile to aid in drainage. A vapor barrier, is also placed on the ground to keep ground moisture from wetting ...
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Stored Grain - Fumigation safety

Grain storage specialist Philip Burrill discusses safety measures when fumigating grain on-farm in sealed storage.
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Grain aeration still important in dry year - Tri-State Neighbor

Grain aeration still important in dry year - Tri-State Neighbor | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Grain aeration still important in dry year
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As opposed to drying grain using natural air or with hot air dryers, grain aeration is about conditioning grain; that is, evening out the temperature in the bin.
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Grain storage under microscope

Grain storage under microscope | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
The impact of grain storage techniques on wheat seed viability, vigour and germination is about to come under the microscope.
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USA: a description of grain elevator operation

Elevator operator works under millions of pounds of grain, from Peabody Gazette-Bulletin for Oct. 17, 2013

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Higher moisture levels in grain call for additional safety measures

Higher moisture levels in grain call for additional safety measures High Plains Journal As corn silage harvest comes to a close and grain harvest nears, growers need to be aware of safety precautions to prevent grain engulfments, according to...
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Keep stored grain cool to keep insects at bay

Keep stored grain cool to keep insects at bay
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Some of it is piled in quonsets, outdoors on tarps or in temporary storage after bags and machines became scarce. And that means it is subject to insect infestations.
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Wholesale Commodity Prices for 17th October 2013

wholesale commodity prices for 17th October 2013

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4 tips for keeping stored grain in top shape - Corn and Soybean Digest

4 tips for keeping stored grain in top shape - Corn and Soybean Digest | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
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4 tips for keeping stored grain in top shape
Corn and Soybean Digest
Cleaning: Growers need to remove all of the food sources and harboring spots for rodents and insects around their storage facilities.
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Discussion on postharvest management

Besides the potential of increased availability of food and higher incomes from sales, stored grains can also be used as buffer for any economic shock that can strike a household. It is important to better understand the gender ...
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Harvesting, Drying, Storing Corn Could Be Challenging - Dairyland Peach

Harvesting, Drying, Storing Corn Could Be Challenging - Dairyland Peach | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Harvesting, Drying, Storing Corn Could Be Challenging
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Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University grain handling specialist, wrote recently about issues and strategies to consider with the 2014 corn harvest.
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The bottom line on grain storage

AARD Release / Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has a pair of new fact sheets on the pros and cons of various grain storage options. “With record crop yields and transport delays of 2013, ...
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Not a fan of aeration? It could cost you thousands of dollars - Alberta Express

Not a fan of aeration? It could cost you thousands of dollars - Alberta Express | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
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Not a fan of aeration? It could cost you thousands of dollars
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Grain harvested at 25 C with a moisture level of 18 to 19 per cent can begin to deteriorate in as little as six days, he said.
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Temperature control is important for grain storage

Temperature control is important for grain storage
Delphos Herald
Managing Dry Grain in Storage AED 20. More dried grain goes out of condition because grain temperatures are not controlled than for any other reason.
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Stored Grain - Fumigation Recirculation

Grain storage specialist Philip Burrill discusses recirculation in on-farm grain storages and how it improves fumigation.
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Pedal Powered Grain Cleaning

Documents and explains the workings of pedal powered grain de-hulling and cleaning device made from scrap materials. (Youtube video of a very cool, home built machine for pedal powered grain cleaning.
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Primitive Grain Storage Technique

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The post "Primitive Grain Storage Technique" appear on "Flower-Garden News" by Easy Branches (Primitive Grain Storage Technique via @Easy_Branches - http://t.co/YpgqYjFi7G #EasyBranches #SEO #Hosting...
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Maximizing Drying Efficiency

Maximizing Drying Efficiency | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
One of the things that makes grain drying a challenge is the number of uncontrollable variables—such as different moistures, temperatures, wind speeds, and humidities. But there are a few things yo...
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Treat stored corn like you would cash in the bank

Treat stored corn like you would cash in the bank | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it

Because of lower corn prices farmers are likely to be storing a large portion of the crop on-farm into late spring or summer of next year.

Anytime growers decide to put corn into storage, especially when they plan to store it for several months, they need to manage the grain properly to keep it from spoiling, says a Purdue Extension grain handling specialist.

That includes drying it to a safer moisture level when it comes out of the field and then properly cleaning, loading, aerating and monitoring it.

"This will require adequately drying to 14 to 14.5 percent for long-term storage," Klein Ileleji said. "Think of grain in the bin as cash in the bank. Without good management, this 'cash' can go out of condition, quickly eroding your investment."

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Ileleji offered some tips for farmers to keep their grain in top shape:

• Sanitation: Growers need to remove all of the food sources and harboring spots for rodents and insects around their storage facilities. This includes cleaning up grain spills and mowing surrounding vegetation. It also means cleaning handling equipment, including augers, cleaners and dryers, at the end of each use.

• Loading: When grain is being loaded into a bin, farmers need to use loading methods that minimize broken kernels and fine material and remove foreign material. Leaving broken kernels, fines and foreign material can make stored grain more susceptible to insect infestation, mold and spoilage because it reduces initial grain quality and aeration efficiency.According to Purdue Extension's Agricultural Safety Program, out-of-condition grain is the most frequent cause of grain entrapments and engulfment.

"Cleaning grain and coring the bin to remove fines, leveling binned grain and using appropriate drying and handling methods all reduce broken kernels and fines, and reduce the chance you will need to enter the bin when you unload the grain," Ileleji said.

• Aeration: This is the method of cooling grain with ambient air after drying it to decrease insect activity and mold development. Growers need to run bin fans to reduce grain temperature to below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and maintain cool temperatures into the late spring and summer. Using exhaust vents also will help control condensation on the inside roof and headspace walls of grain bins.

• Monitor: Farmers need to monitor their stored grain at a frequency determined by the initial grain quality, moisture content, temperature and whether there has been extreme weather. The higher the ambient temperature, the more frequently bins should be checked. In fall, spring and summer, they need to be checked every 1-2 weeks. In winter, that can be reduced to once a month.

When checking stored grain, growers with temperature cables should monitor for gradual temperature increases over time, rather than absolute temperature. If there are no temperature cables or CO2 sensors available, Ileleji said the smell of spoilage when fans are running is a good indicator there's a problem.

"Keep detailed records with dates and what was monitored," he said. "Remember, it is the trends in data that help diagnose a problem and not the data collected at a given time."

Purdue Extension offers a grain management bulletin through The Education Store.The two-page publication, Maximizing Grain Quality and Profits, (ID-207) can be downloaded for free. It offers information about post-harvest integrated pest management strategy to preserve grain quality.


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What is Grain Cleaning? | Article Directory

What is Grain Cleaning? | Article Directory | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Cleaning the grain makes it possible to store it safely; ensuring that when it comes time for grain to be milled there won't be anything present other than pure grain, improving output and quality. What is Seed Cleaning?
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Night-only aeration not the best approach, three experts conclude - Manitoba Co-operator

Night-only aeration not the best approach, three experts conclude - Manitoba Co-operator | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Night-only aeration not the best approach, three experts conclude Manitoba Co-operator Farmers who need to reduce the moisture content in their grain should steer clear of advice to run their aeration fans only at night, three grain-drying experts...
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Mycotoxins in corn | Field Crops Disease Management Blog

Mycotoxins in corn | Field Crops Disease Management Blog | Grain Handling and Storage | Scoop.it
Although most infections occur while corn is still in the field, continued growth of the pathogen and associated mycotoxin production can be reduced if the appropriate post- harvest management practices are followed.
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Grain safety assurance

Links to information on grain safety assurance
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