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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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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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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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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