Grain is a very sensitive foodstuff. The quality and quantity losses due to incorrect storage are correspondingly high. DLG Expert Knowledge Series 425 describes not only the risk factors encountered in storage, but also measures such as cleaning, drying, airing and cooling. These serve to achieve sound storage stability and thus to avoid vitality and germinability of the stored grain.
Initially the Expert Knowledge Series leaflet is only available in Russian, Swedish and German.
Food losses are still a major concern for farmers, wholesalers, merchants, food processors, transporters and consumers. Everybody plays a role, either to prevent food loss or to suffer from it.
This document points out some of relevant technical and management measures. In addition, this briefing provides both, examples of how to operate storage systems and a check-list for individual use.
The concept of integrated crop protection has become the key strategy for practical crop protection on a global scale. This means that growers need to pursue a holistic approach and take preventive measures while considering chemical use as their last resort and limiting inputs to the necessary minimum. To this end, eight general guidelines were added to the existing Crop Protection Act in February 2012.
This Expert Knowledge Series pamphlet summarises the most important aspects of waste air cleaning in pig farming. From the description of the various methods to possible ways of documentation, the pamphlet also contains valuable tips on reducing operating costs. Waste air cleaning facilities have to match the respective animal housing and the local situation. The helpful hints and information are therefore intended to support the farm manager in deciding on the right system. They also aim to show other participants in a permit-issuing process options for and limitations of waste air cleaning facilities in pig husbandry.
This information sheet aims to outline the relevance and – to some extent – the indispensability of glyphosate and to support farmers in handling and using this substance. It also briefly describes and evaluates the main fields of application in agriculture and identifies possible alternatives to glyphosate use in arable farming.