Investment

Investment

GRDC Code: PRB2011-001SAX
On-farm grain storage - development and extension to support best practice management

This national investment provides new knowledge to growers and the wider grains industry on grain storage infrastructure, effective grain storage hygiene and pest control as well as adding value to grain through blending or segregation to target higher value grain markets by using grain storage best management practices.

The investment engages with industry across the supply chain to develop and improve efficiencies delivering return on investment to growers and increasing farm profits. D&E activities within each regions will be delivered by on-farm grain storage specialists with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of storing grain, including but not limited to: experience in the understanding of design, structure and planning on-farm storage complexes to meet individual farming business requirements; the economics of storing grain on-farm including return on investment; harvester to storage handling management and logistics of all crops grown in Australia, pest management, logistics, grain quality and segregations as well as storing retained seed for planting.

Project start date:
20/11/2020
Project end date:
20/11/2024
Crop type:
  • All Crops
Organisation
Primary Business
Region:
North, South, West
Project status
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GRDC News

Podcasts

On-farm Grain Storage podcast series – Masks and meters (2/3)
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In this episode, we chat with Grain Storage Extension Project lead Chris Warrick, along with Alex Conway about the significant...

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On-farm Grain Storage podcast series – Storage and aeration (1/3)
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From cone and flat-bottomed silos, to sheds, bunkers, bags, and pits, grain storage options today are seemingly endless. It is...

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Videos

On-farm grain storage: Part 4/6 | Phosphine meters

On-farm grain storage: Part 4/6 | Phosphine meters

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'Phosphine meters' is the fourth video in GRDC's 'On-farm grain storage' series. Alex Conway from the GRDC 'Grain storage extension team' talks about the range...

On-farm grain storage: Part 6/6 | Storage options

On-farm grain storage: Part 6/6 | Storage options

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'Storage options' is the sixth and final video in GRDC's 'On-farm grain storage series'. The 'Grain storage extension team' explore the range of storage options...

On-farm grain storage: Part 5/6 | Masks for phosphine

On-farm grain storage: Part 5/6 | Masks for phosphine

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'Masks for phosphine' is the fifth video in GRDC's 'On-farm grain storage' series. In this video Alex Conway from GRDC's 'Grain storage extension team' looks...

On-farm Grain Storage: Part 3/6 | Pressure relief valves

On-farm Grain Storage: Part 3/6 | Pressure relief valves

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‘Pressure relief valves’ is the third video in GRDC's six part series about 'On-farm grain storage'. The series covers topics of current importance and/or in...

On-farm Grain Storage: Part 2/6 | Silo maintenance

On-farm Grain Storage: Part 2/6 | Silo maintenance

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‘Silo maintenance’ is the second video in GRDC's six part series about 'On-farm grain storage'. The series covers topics of current importance and/or in response...

On-farm Grain Storage: Part 1/6 | Economics of aeration

On-farm Grain Storage: Part 1/6 | Economics of aeration

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'The economics of aeration' is the first video in GRDC's six part series about 'On-farm grain storage'. The series covers topics of current importance and/or...

Resources

GrowNotes - Grain storage

GrowNotes - Grain storage

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On-farm grain storage is a significant component of many Australian cropping operations.

External resources

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Stored Grain Information Hub

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GRDC invests in the Grain Storage Extension Project to provide information and training for growers to use best practice for on-farm grain storage.

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