Grains are a profitable commodity for farmers. These commodities can last a long time if stored in the right place. For those who are engaged in this field, a grain warehouse must have ideal conditions so that grain can be stored for a long time. It is true that some seeds can be stored so you can sell it at the right time. This allows you to ensure the stock is maintained so that prices in the market do not fall. Therefore, every farmer must know how to store seeds properly. Only in this way can they save their grains without fear of pests. This is how you keep the grain warehouse clean from pest!
The way you store the grains is important as it will keep the pests away. If you decide to use bin, just make sure that the bins are clean. Check the remnants of the previous grains when you use the same bins for the storage so it won’t mix with the leftovers. It is important as the dirty bins or leftover grains can bring pests or fungi.
We all know that high-quality grains have higher chance to last longer than low-quality ones. Your management skill is required as you need to sort which kind of grains that has to be sold early and the one that you can keep on the grain warehouse. Otherwise, there’s chance of pests transmission among the grains in the storage.
Even though you have provided clean storage for the high-quality grains, it would be better to do fumigation to prevent pests. This is the only pest-control method that works effective for the grain warehouse. Using toxic gas will not harm or affect the quality of the grains as it merely kills the pests. Fumigation is also great if you are an exporter. It will ensure the grains are safe even during the shipping process.
It's not just wheat beetle, rice weevil or moths that can harm your grains. Other insects or even mouse is also your arch enemy. Inspecting your grain warehouse also helps you determine which kind of insecticide that works best for the situation.
Those are several aspects you need to understand to ensure the grain warehouse is ready for a long-term storage. Keeping your grains properly will ensure its quality.
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