Storing grain? Attend Trials Review Day on Feb 25

“Growers assume they will be taking the same quality grain out of storage as what went in. Without strategic monitoring and management this isn’t always they case,” warned grain storage expert Chris Warrick.

“This reality can be gut-wrenching for farmers who have gone to the nth degree to protect and nurture their crop throughout the season, who have stored their grain hoping for better returns, only to be downgraded because of quality issues or worse turned away due to insects or phosphine residues. This can result in significant losses.

“By putting some simple strategies in place however these losses can be avoided.”

Chris Warrick will be presenting these strategies at BCG’s Members’ Only Trials Review Day on Friday the 25th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. Chris places great importance on monitoring: “If growers go away on holidays or even just for the weekend throughout the growing season the first thing they do on return is check the crops. It is no different at the end of January. Farmers need to be ‘checking the crop’ in storage. That means checking the temperature, checking for insects. By monitoring early enough and following a few simple rules which I’ll explain, growers can save themselves a lot of money, time and pining for what could have been.”

Chris is also looking for farms in the Wimmera and Mallee to host a detailed, two-hour workshop. If you are interested please call 1800 WEEVIL.

BCG’s Trials Review Day is a members’ only event. Sign up to become a member by visiting bcg.org.au/memberships/ or calling (03)5492 2787. Register for the event here: www.bcg.org.au/events/

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