Flaman Agriculture Blog

Oct 14, 2020

A long-distance grain rescue made possible by Bin-Sense

You can anticipate grain spoilage as a farmer, but you can never be sure when it’s going to pop up. Or where you’ll be when it does.   And what happens if your grain starts to spoil or heat up and you’re nowhere near home, but thousands of kilometers away on a family vacation? That’s what happened to Blake Bergen of 3B Acres in Drake, SK in the fall of 2019 when his Florida vacation was interrupted by news that a canola bin was heating up. He was getting alerts from his Bin-Sense Live wireless grain monitoring system, an award-winning...

Oct 7, 2020

Grain Bag Storage Maintenance Tips

When dealing with a high volume crop, you may decide that short term storage is best to maintain the quality of your harvest. Grain bag storage is a flexible, cost-effective solution for short term storage of bumper yields, provided certain quality control steps are taken. Site preparation, site maintenance, and machine servicing all need to be done properly and timely to ensure your grain holds its quality and value. Below you’ll find tips on the preparation and maintenance steps required to ensure that grain bagging is a successful storage option for your operation. Site preparation makes for easier maintenance  Selecting...

Sep 11, 2020

Beat the Weather with Grain Bagging

The benefits of grain bagging are far and wide, chief among them being the ability to use the weather to your advantage. Since the weather can always turn and change on a dime, it’s important to work around it whenever possible, which is where grain bagging comes in. The airtight, controlled environment inside of a grain bag allows you to store grain and plentiful harvest in a dry space, even when the weather outside is less than ideal. By extending the storage life of your grain, allowing you to store more at once and giving you more flexibility in the...

Aug 31, 2020

Reduce labour when filling bins: Automate your grain handling site with a Walinga Blower System

A Walinga Pneumatic Blower System may be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can add to your Grain Handling lineup. The Ultra-Veyor is designed to fill bins of various heights and distances from the ground up, allowing you to easily add the system to any pre-existing site. Walinga Sales Rep Doug Termeer explains how a blower system works Many yard sites weren’t originally designed with the thought of adding a grain handling system or grain dryer down the line. As farms continue to grow, larger bins are being installed and grain storage is being built further and further...

Aug 26, 2020

Early season utilization: Increase the grade of your grain with a NECO Grain Dryer

As harvest is well underway in most areas of the province, many producers are utilizing their grain dryers early on this season and increasing the available window to combine. Some farmers have even noticed increases in their durum quality as their grade improves after drying. 20% moisture durum before going into the NECO grain dryer (left) and 14.5% moisture durum after being dried (right) Nolan Gettis, a farmer in central Saskatchewan, discusses how his NECO Grain Dryer has improved his operation: “Two years ago, I would have been waiting to combine saying, ‘It’s getting close’. Right now, I’m full on harvesting...

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