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Super cool results – achieving great aeration results.

Burrill, P. (2016) Super cool results – achieving great aeration results. GRDC Grains Research Update .

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Abstract

Take home message
Seek advice to ensure the right size aeration fans and associated equipment are fitted – ducting, roof vents and fan controller. Not all silo suppliers get it right.
Recommended aeration cooling airflow rates are 2 to 4 litres of air per second, per tonne (L/s/t). Do your aeration fans achieve this when your silos are full of wheat, barley, chickpeas, sorghum, canola?
Are you achieving the target ‘grain temperatures’ of 18° to 23°C during summer storage and less than 15°C during the winter period?
Aeration maintenance: farm case studies show that aeration equipment checks and maintenance can lead to a significant improvement to aeration performance and grain storage results

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Field crops > Grain. Cereals
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Deposited On:14 Nov 2017 05:02
Last Modified:14 Nov 2017 05:02

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