Damp crops mean trouble in store

GRAIN STORAGE problems are continuing to rise as many crops still have not been dried sufficiently, according to experts.

The incidence of mouldy and pest infested grain is on the rise, making the need for regular monitoring critical, said Simon Schaanning from Grainfarmers.

“Unless more care is taken, the number of rejections will increase.”

Similar concerns were shared by Banks Cargill”s Richard Whitlock, who believes problems with late harvest and delayed drilling may have distracted some from monitoring stores adequately.

“Most problems should still be rectified, but we are seeing some parcels [of grain] where it is already too late and the crop has deteriorated too far,” he said.