Nawi, Nazmi Mat and Chen, Guangnan (2007) Economics of using on-farm aeration grain storage. In: SEAg 2007: Agriculture and Engineering - Challenge Today, Technology Tomorrow, 24-26 Sept 2007, Adelaide, Australia.
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A grain harvest simulation model is developed using MATLAB to examine the economics of using on-farm aeration grain storage to minimise the impact of weather damage during harvest. The comparison of return for grain production with and without on-farm aeration is simulated using 10 years (1996-2005) weather data for Goondiwindi, Queensland. The simulation result shows that the grain growers with on-farm aeration grain storage can obtain up to 8% higher return compared with grain growers without the on-farm aeration grain storage facility when grain is harvested between 16 to 22% moisture content (wet basis). At these higher moisture contents, an aerated storage with higher capacity is generally more economical than with a smaller capacity.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||aerated storage; simulation model; economics; grain|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 299900 Other Engineering and Technology > 299901 Agricultural Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Dr Guangnan Chen|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jan 2008 04:38|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:57|
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