Category: Grain storage facilities

Preparing for bag storage

The first step to successful grain-bag storage is buying the right bag. Testing bag quality can be easily done by pushing your thumb through the ede of the bag. Use subjective judgement to evaluate how easily the bag is punctured. Also double check the bag is specifically designed for grain […]

Buying the right silo

Be aware of misleading marketing terminology such as ‘fumigatable silos’. Buying silos is a significant, long-term investment – take the time to make the right choice.
When compared with grain storages, silos can be a significant investment, however they offer superior insect pest and grain quality control options, flexibility in terms […]

Annual Pressure Test

Pressure testing a silo ensures it can maintain gas concentrations at sufficient levels to kill all insects at all life stages.
Although a silo may be sold as a “sealed silo”, this does not automatically mean it’s suitable for fumigation. Gas-tight seal status can only be proven with a pressure test.
Pressure […]