Match The Grain Protectant
Match the Grain Protectant
Growers urged to protect their investment
With the amount that can be spent just getting a grain crop into the bin, whether it is being earmarked for a target market or for next year’s planting, growers and grain accumulators have been urged to also protect their investment while it is sitting in the silo.
Why Stored Grain Gets Weevils. Some information for Agronomists
“It costs a grain grower $120/tonne to get his grain grown and into his bin,” says Rod McLean, of Bayer. “Of course it will vary with the inputs and the yield per hectare, but this is a reasonable estimate. The cost of protecting the grain in the bin will be $0.50 to $3.50/tonne depending on the storage system and treatment used. Either way, protecting grain from stored insect pests, aka “weevils”, is a small component of the total cost of producing that grain”.
Protecting Grain in On-Farm Storages
Protecting Grain in On-Farm Storage
Future of On-Farm Grain Storage
The storage of grain on farms has been one of the main changes since the demise of the single desk strategy which controlled Australian grain selling. Interestingly there is very little on farm storage in WA and SA yet in the eastern states on farm storage is common and continues to grow.