Economics of using on-farm aeration grain storage

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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008 04:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerated storage; simulation model; economics; grain
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070307 Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8206 Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products > 820605 Unprocessed Grains

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