TWO online webinars are set to help local farmers prepare for what is expected be a bumper harvest.
Hosted by NSW Local Land Services (LLS), the September 16 and 18 webinars will focus on temporary grain storage options and long-term storage options such as silos and grain sheds.
LLS agriculture team leader Neroli Brennan said the sessions would help farmers, who may not have harvested any crops in recent years, make the most of their yields.
"The time is right for producers to think now about the long term and consider on-farm storage for future benefit in drier seasons," Ms Brennan said.
"Feed supplies were depleted during recent dry times and we know drought will come again one day, so it makes sense to prepare for the next one."
Both sessions will feature expert speakers such as Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' Philip Burrill, who will cover topics such as grain hygiene, grain shed fumigation and preparation before storage.
Meanwhile, both sessions will also feature NSW Department of Primary Industries grains bio-security officer Bill Gordon, who will cover how to minimise risks of weeds, pests and diseases in stored grain.
"On-farm grain storage is an option to consider, but it is not always easy to do and there can be problems, such as if it gets too hot and too moist, the grain quality can be diminished," Ms Brennan said.
"We learnt from the last drought that properly prepared on-farm grain storage whether that be in top-of-the-line silos or pits underground, can help farmers survive the toughest of times.
"LLS is offering timely, easily accessible advice, responding to what producers need to know if they are considering on-farm grain storage, so they can successfully reap the rewards."
The free sessions are open to all NSW producers and will run from 9am to 10am.
To register, visit: www.lls.nsw.gov.au/grain-storage-webinars