Friday, 15 December 2017
WET HARVEST... As storms rolled in over harvest, farmers were reaping quickly, attempting to beat the weather. The wet conditions are likely to result in grain going into storage with high moisture content.	WET HARVEST... As storms rolled in over harvest, farmers were reaping quickly, attempting to beat the weather. The wet conditions are likely to result in grain going into storage with high moisture content. PHOTO: Paul Jones

Harvest rains could mean grain storage issues

RECENT rainfall during harvest is likely to result in growers putting grain into storage with high moisture content.

High-moisture stored grain can lead to mould and insect growth, so farmers are advised to take prompt action to avoid damage.

Grain storage specialist Peter Botta said monitoring grain moisture and temperature daily will enable early detection of issues.

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