The economic viability of on-farm grain storage is a topic gaining significance as growers continue to expand their cropping enterprises, as a way to add a financial return.
In metal silos, caking usually occurs on the bin walls as a result of sweating or moisture condensing on the inner surface of the cold bin wall. The condensing moisture is absorbed by the adjacent grains resulting in either sprouting or mold growth.
Another of the indicators that will help you to detect any possible problems with the products storage inside the silo is the mustiness and off-odor condition. Musty odor usually indicates an advanced stage of insect or mold infestation and should be dealt with immediately.
One of the indicators that will help you to detect any possible problems with the products storage inside the silos is the change in color and general appearance. If we control temperature and moisture, we will avoid change in color, therefore our product will have a higher market value.
One of the indicators that will help you to detect any possible problems with the products storage inside the silos is Heating. Heating is the most common indicator of a problem in stored grains and oilseeds. High grain temperatures normally indicate either microbial or insect activity.
The soybeans spoilage is a process irreversible and inevitable, but it can be delayed. In this article we will explore the less harmful conveying system for soybeans and the recommendation to separate the damaged grains before storage.
Galvanization is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel in order to prevent rusting. That means that thicker coating gives the steel longer useful life.
In the market, you will find silo manufacturer using different Zinc coatings: Z-275, Z-375, Z-450, Z-600. The number means the grams of zinc per square meter that the steel has in both side (inner and outer faces).
Silos Cordoba supplies Z-600 in all its silos.
After a great entrance in the Philippines Market with two projects sold during 2013, we are organizing two days of conferences in Philippines to help our potential clients make better decisions in their grain storage projects.
Increase in 2013/14 world grain production is accompanied by an increase in demand.
Jack Watts of HGCA at its conference in the UK Grain Event 2013 offered us an overview of what will happen in the grain markets in the coming months.