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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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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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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Hot Spots: What are they and where are they?

Welcome back everyone! This week I wanted to touch on hot spots in silos. A hot spot is what they describe as a localised high temperature zone found in grain bulk which can result in product spoilage. Hot spots can be found throughout the silo, usually where is there is an infestation has started producing…

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