Spring into Action and Plan Your Grain Store.
Month after month is spent planning for harvest – it’s a never-ending cycle if you ask us. You’ve got sewing, growing and harvesting, and once all that is complete, you’re back on repeat. What’s the one thing that would make this continuous cycle more bearable? Grain Storage.
With the current effects of the global pandemic, ongoing conflict, and climate change we have seen an increase in food insecurity and its now more important than ever to have a plan in place to increase your chance of a successful harvest.
First lets talk about external factors that have a negative impact on your crop once it’s in storage. To name a few: moisture, general hygiene and structural issues were just a few to bear in mind. That’s why planning ahead and creating a solid grain storage solution is vital. That’s where we come in. We have an expert team who can help you plan the perfect grain store to suit all your requirements.
How Do I Take Care of My Grain Storage?
It’s all well and good designing, planning and building a brand-new grain store, but if you don’t manage it correctly, then it’d all be for nothing. So, what can you do to ensure you’re doing everything you can to maintain and manage your grain store?
Grain stores should be cleaned and cleared well ahead of the harvest. Removing any perished grain, winter stored goods and ensuring the area is clean.
This is vital for ensuring you can prevent spoilage in stored grain. Both temperature and moisture interact with one another to provide ideal conditions for insect population and fungi to develop.
Fungal and insects as an example, are controlled by temperature. Storing grain above temperatures 15C in grain stores increases the biological activity of insects, fungi and grain itself. If you weren’t aware, insect breeding stops at low temperatures and there’s less moisture available for potential pests in cold grain too. Therefore, when grain is put into your grain store, it should be cooled immediately to prevent insects breeding and your grain spoiling.
What Can a New Grain Store by Graham Heath Construction Offer You?
- A clean, dry & well-ventilated area
- Watertight construction with our UKCA Marked steel & materials
- High quality roofing to eliminate pests & birds
- Hygienic, durable & easy-to-clean concrete panels by our sister company Concrete Panel Systems
Got a question about these? Don’t hesitate to call our team today for a chat on 01270 781158