The Grains Research and Development Corporation has come to the aid of growers interested in learning more about grain storage, but lacking the time or ability to get to a workshop.
A series of grain-storage webinars is about to be launched, providing growers with convenient, timely and relevant information and advice about all aspects of storing grain on-farm.
One webinar will be held every month for the remainder of this year — each being 30 minutes duration and focused on different topics.
The free-of-charge webinars, facilitated by Birchip Cropping Group, will be led by members of the GRDC’s grain-storage extension project team, which is keen to ensure growers are extracting the most from their grain-storage investments.
Chris Warrick, who co-ordinates the GRDC’s grain-storage extension project, said the webinars were designed to be an easy-to-access source of valuable information to support growers with their storage practices and considerations.
‘‘The webinars are a convenient way of accessing the latest advice without having to leave the farm or office and offer an opportunity to ask questions of the experts — they will be extremely interactive,’’ Mr Warrick, who is also a consultant with Primary Business, said.
‘‘It is so important to get grain storage right — because if you don’t the consequences can be costly.’’
The first webinar was held on July 16, which focused on planning for storage.
Other webinars will be on: August 13 — storage hygiene and structural treatments; September 10 — upgrades to existing storage; October 8 — grain bags and bunkers; November 12 — grain protectants; December 10 — aeration cooling.
■For more information and to register, visit: http://storedgrain.com.au/event/webinar-planning-storage/ or contact Amy Harwood via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0456 979 561.