MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL GRAIN STORES
Wireless remote monitoring delivers peace of mind over your grain stores. McArthur Agriculture offers agricultural grain store management to monitor the condition of your grain. You know exactly what is happening in your agricultural grain stores wherever you are.
Why do i need grain stores management?
Keeping crops in top condition is crucial. The condition of the grain stores can be monitored anywhere, with the cooling systems being automatically or manually controlled. All the grain stores data is logged and recorded so no manual sampling is required, giving verifiable quality assurance records.
The benefits of using a management system for your agricultural grain stores from McArthur Agriculture include, safer crop storage, as you can reach grain cooling targets quicker compared to manual control of the temperature. It also lowers cooling costs, as your grain stores will only be ventilated in the right conditions, saving you up to 40% on your energy costs. By using your own dedicated web page, you can see exactly what is happening in the grain store, and control individual cooling fan operations from wherever you are.
Download our brochure below for more information on our management systems for agricultural grain stores or contact us today for more information on our grain store management solutions.
WIRELESS TEMPERATURE SENSOR
WIRELESS FAN CONTROLLER
GRAIN STORE WITH AUTOMATIC
Why Grain Cooling Is Important
Once grain is dry temperatures must be reduced as quickly as possible to avoid spoilage. The main causes of spoilage in stored grain are fungi, insects and mites. Temperatures above 15°C increase the risk of insect and mite populations developing.The HGCA Grain storage guide advises grain cooling should commence as soon as the grain comes into store.
GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling units can cool crop to below 12°C in a matter of days independently of weather conditions.
The GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling units refrigeration and dehumidification technology ensure that grain stored in a silo or on a ventilated floor can be cooled to below 12°C regardless of weather conditions.
Prompt cooling protects against development of insects, microbes and fungi. Once the crop is cool it remains cool ensuring long term storage without quality losses.
When a GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling unit is used no costly expenditure on fumigation or other chemical treatments is required, drying costs are reduced and respiratory.
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Do You Meet HGCA Cooling Guidelines?
Grain Cooling Targets
|Within 2 weeks||Cool to below 15°C||To prevent saw-toothed grain beetles completing their life cycle|
|Within 3-4 months||Cool to below 12°C||To prevent grain weevils completing their life cycle|
|By end-December||Cool to below 5°C (except malting barley)||To kill surviving insects and prevent mites increasing|
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The GRANIFRIGOR™ grain cooling units are manufactured in Germany by refrigeration specialists FrigorTec. They have been manufactured since 1963. Years of research and development into the equipment and its application has made FrigorTec an authority on long-term risk free crop storage across the world.
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