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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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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How Important is Agriculture During a Crisis?

Hello everyone and welcome back!I’m sorry I have been a little on the quiet side for the past few weeks, things have certainly been busy. Given the current times, I wanted to make it a priority that I jumped on here and had a bit of a chat to you all as the COVID-19 crisis…

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2019 A Year In Review

A Year in Review by Steve, The Silologist Wow, reflecting back on 2019 it has been one big and momentous year for the HE team. We’ve celebrated a huge milestone of 50 years in business. We have been hit with a crippling drought, we have lost some great staff members and gained new ones. We’ve…

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