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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SUPPLY VS. DEMAND: FOOD, FEED AND FIBRE IN 2050

Welcome back everyone. I’m sure by now, most of you have heard the predictions regarding world demand for increased agricultural output across the globe, however you may not actually realise how realistic and overwhelming these projections are.  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)…

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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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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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2021- the Year of the Mouse

Welcome back for yet another blog!Lately, we’ve had an influx of urgent enquiries for short-term storage. Why, you may ask? MICE! Grain bags can be sufficient to store small amounts of grain in the short term, provided the perfect conditions. However, as we all know, those conditions are incredibly rare. Reports of rodents damaging bags…

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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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What Insects Could be Living in your Grain?

Welcome back for another  instalment of Steve, The Silologist. With harvest in full swing for some and coming to a closure for others; I thought it was best to keep the conversation going. Last time we covered the importance of fumigation, this time I’m taking it a step further to look at what are we…

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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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