Category: Grain hygiene and structural treatments

Good advice to growers: don’t accept bad advice on stored grain

Australia’s grain growers are playing a vital role in safeguarding the nation’s access to global grain markets worth more than $12 billion.
By using only registered treatments for grain and on-farm storages and adhering to label directions and rates, growers are protecting Australia’s reputation as a supplier of high quality, clean […]

GRDC GrowNotes Grain Storage

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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 to […]

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 […]

Time for hygiene

Research carried out by the Queensland Post Harvest Research Team reveals that storage pests are least active during the colder months of the year. This presents the best time for grain storage hygiene as pests are removed before their breeding cycle shortens and they become mobile.
Successful grain storage hygiene […]

Applying structural treatments

Structural treatments, including diatomaceous earth (DE), commonly known as Dryacide®, can be used on storages and equipment after a physical clean up of grain residues. DE products control the majority of insect species and are a non chemical alternative, reducing the risk of chemical residues.
After cleaning grain storages and […]