Safe Storage and Handling of Grain

Keeping grain in optimum condition is the first step in preventing entrapment in flowing grain. Many grain entrapments have occurred when a person went into a silo storage to break apart mouldy or crusted grains. Good storage management will help prevent mouldy grains and spoilage. Grain is also handled at a faster rate and in…

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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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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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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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