Make the best decision for your harvest this year

Deciding to invest in on-farm storage is a big decision. This decision can also become quite overwhelming once you start to consider what extras you may want and/or need. Did you know that here at HE Silos we have a range of 15-20 accessories? Some accessories will come standard with your purchase, such as ladders…

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Preparing for the Winter Period

Welcome back once again! Today I want to talk about the sowing period and remind you all of those important jobs you may well forget. With the brilliant season 2020 gave us, residual soil moisture is giving a promising start to the year ahead. Considering the circumstances surrounding the current mouse plague in large parts…

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Aeration: What You Need to Know

Forever, there has been confusion surrounding the differences between aeration cooling and drying. It can be difficult to know when they’re needed, as well as when to stop. What cannot be put up for debate is whether these systems are valuable or not. Undoubtedly, they are some of the most powerful non-chemical tools available within…

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Why is Temperature so Important?

Welcome back to yet another entry on grain storage conditions. What makes grain and silo temperature so imperative to the vitality of your grain? To put it briefly, pretty much all bad things can fester in warmer temperatures; from pests to mould, to fungi, we’ve seen it all. Did you know that the germination of…

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The Australian Plague Locust

Today I want to talk about yet another pest, the dreaded locust. Locusts are a herbivorous insect that have the potential to devastate huge areas of crop and vegetation within incredibly small time periods. Australia has three main native pest species of locust, including the Australian plague locust, the spur-throated locust, and the migratory locust.…

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A message from The Silologist 2.0

2020 saw a lot of changes. Changes to our economy, changes to our landscape, changes to the world as we knew it before. But for me, the biggest change I saw was the ever-growing sense of community and support within our region. I have always known that we at HE Silos are a team, a…

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The Importance of Fumigating your Grain

Tis, the season to be busy! And with harvest well and truly underway, now it the time to understand the importance of grain management inside those HE Silos’. Let’s talk about fumigation! Fumigation is one of the most effective methods of pest control. It works by filling the chamber (in our case, a HE Silo!)…

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Your 2020 Harvest Checklist

Welcome back everyone! With the season shaping up to be one of the best it has in years, it’s so important to capitalise on that success rather than potentially waste it. Things sure have been very busy around here. Harvest has started in parts of Queensland, which means its only a matter of time before…

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Moisture Migration and Maintaining Grain Quality

Welcome back! I’m sorry I wasn’t around earlier this month, things have been a little hectic but that’s not always a bad thing is it? I have been hearing a common question while I’ve been out and about lately, being; ‘Why is my silo leaking?’ Very rarely is this actually the case. Ninety nine percent…

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