Having a viable business in the agricultural sector can be challenging and requires taking risks that may or may not pay off. For instance, operational costs of running a farm or handling facility can pile up fast. Inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides can rack up costs.
Labor can also take a huge chunk of the budget and of course, facilities such as your grain storage need upkeep and upgrades. With all these costs in mind, taking steps towards making a profit and having investments returned should still be the goal.
Therefore, producers, handlers, and traders alike need to research and be informed of all the possible choices before making decisions that can affect their budget and profit. One such decision is selecting the most efficient, cost-effective way to store grains that best fits their operations.
With so many options to choose from, it is wise to invest in a grain storage system that can be relied on time and again. A storage system for grains is a long-term investment that needs to be taken seriously. Those working in the agricultural sector know that there are benefits and drawbacks to each type of storage system, and that both quality and quantity need to be preserved so that profitability of the commodity is maximized.
Climate resilience is an important facet when considering a grain storage solution. Commodities have to be protected from different elements brought by the erratic changes in weather. A suitable storage system must ensure that grains are protected from moisture so that no mold growth will occur. This is especially important to staple crops such as rice and maize, which are depended on for affordable sustenance by billions of people worldwide. At the same time, pest infestations should also be deterred as well as contaminants like toxic chemicals to ensure the safety of those who will partake on the commodities.
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This is why hermetic storage and solutions are a great way to guarantee that grains are safe. As seen with the Cocoon Lite, air-tight and moisture-tight materials made of polyethylene are layered together to protect the grains from damage. The concept of modified atmosphere is used, wherein no air or moisture can permeate the material, keeping grains safe and secured.
Lightweight yet extremely sturdy, the Cocoon Lite is a less expensive, viable option to those looking to store their grains in Ultra Hermetic™ solutions. The material offers UV protection and weather resistance as a perfect answer to those who want more affordable yet reliable storage system for maize, rice, beans, and other commodities.
Easy to install and extremely manageable, this product only needs minimal upkeep with simple patches if the material tears. The Cocoon Lite can also be installed with a fumigation port to control insect infestation. This allows for the use of phosphine or for organic commodities, carbon dioxide flushing.
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