On Farm Storage Field Day

8am Tuesday, 21st April 2015

‘The Downes’, Narrabri.  30km East Narrabri on Bingara Rd

AgVantage Commodities is facilitating an information day to update growers on effective grain storage techniques and maximising your return on grains.  Phil Burrell from Qld DAFF will present on effective on-farm storage, silo sealing standards, storage hygiene, aeration, pests and fumigation.

Silo Service, builders of the Newcastle Agri Terminal will present the new Brock silo built for Peter Fulton-Kennedy along with discussions on cleaning your grain for quality and drying, benefits of NIR whole grain analysers, and the advantages of knowing your grain quality on farm and value adding.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.  Please call 02 6792 2962 to RSVP.

Agenda

Welcome & introduction Steve Dalton AgVantage Commodities
Silo selection – segregation, quality Steve Dalton AgVantage Commodities
The importance of sealing to AS2628 Phil Burrill Qld DAFF
Storage hygiene Phil Burrill Qld DAFF
Aeration cooling Phil Burrill Qld DAFF
How to check for storage pest insects Phil Burrill Qld DAFF
 – If you do these 3 steps correctly you may not have pests to fumigate
Fumigation Phil Burrill Qld DAFF
– Best practice
– Incorporating
– grain hygiene
– pressure testing a sealed silo
Economics of storing grain on farm Phil Burrill Qld DAFF
Brock Silos Phil Nixon Steve Dalton Silo Services     AgVantage Commodities
Benefits of cleaning your grain for quality & drying Peter Brunt Steve Dalton Eagle-i Machinery AgVantage Commodities
NIR Whole Grain Analysers Peter Davis Next Instruments
– The importance of knowing your grain quality on farm and value adding Steve Dalton AgVantage Commodities
– Demonstration and technology behind NIR whole grain analysers Peter Davis Next Instruments

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