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Using woven polypropylene sacks in agriculture

18 November, 2021

The agriculture industry is quite broad, including growing seasons, farmers needing to harvest products, spread seed, fertilise their crops, store materials and transporting their yield to buyers.

There is plenty to take care of, with large amounts of product being moved around. Woven polypropylene sacks help farmers collect, organise, ship and distribute their materials and crops, including vegetables and grains to fertilisers.

Centurion Industrial Packaging Ltd will talk you through how bulk bags are used in agriculture and the benefits they provide.

The advantages of using woven polypropylene sacks for agriculture

Bulk bags are a valuable tool for farmers and those working in the agricultural industry. They are excellent for collecting, storing, organising, shipping and selling products and materials.

With the right mix of bags, farmers are able to streamline their processes, save more of their yield and assist with conservation efforts.

Here are some advantages of bulk containers –

● Reusable, repairable and recyclable
● Available in many shapes and sizes for various applications
● Customisable to individual requirements
● Compatible with farm equipment
● Help to reduce the costs of container purchases
● Increase profits by protecting and preserving products
● Help to prevent contamination, pests, water damage, travel damage and other threats

4 Ways to use bulk bags

Here are some of the most popular uses of agricultural bulk bags –

Crop Storage and Transport – Once a farmer fills bulk containers with crops, they can remain in the same bags for storage purposes, during shipping and even for sales. They keep the products safe from potential damage and allow farmers to organise them neatly and optimise their storage space.

Transportation for crops is a major concern, as they need to reach their destination without encountering any damage. If the crops are affected during the shipment process they could become useless to buyers, which ultimately loses the farmer money.

Vegetables and fruits are fragile and need adequate protection to keep them from being crushed or bruised. Smaller crops, such as wheat, barley and nuts need to stay dry and cool in transportation.

Seed storage and transport – Farmers need to be able to stock, ship and collect large amounts of seed to grow new crops and feed livestock. While seed is less likely to sustain major damage during movement, it still needs a lot of protection. Moisture and heat can spoil it, making it useless in a lot of cases. Additionally, small animals like birds and rodents can get into the seed and cause it to spill out of low-quality bags.

Any product lost will lead to lost revenue for farmers and will disrupt their daily processes. The right bulk bags can protect seeds from water damage, keep them cool and double as organised storage and shipping vessels that will extend the longevity of the product. Woven polypropylene bags will help keep seeds usable for over a year, depending on the variety.

Fertiliser, storage and transport – Farmers also need to keep other materials in storage for long periods of time; including fertiliser. Crops will not grow without fertiliser as it helps farmers produce a higher crop yield. Fertilisers can be either organic or inorganic, and come in liquid, semi-liquid or dry forms.

Bulk containers help preserve fertiliser and make loading, unloading and distribution simple. They have convenient handles that make moving them from location to location easy plus they are big enough to store significant amounts. Fertiliser can become contaminated and contaminate other materials and bulk containers will keep the product safe and contained.

Green Initiatives – For anyone involved in the agricultural industry, it is essential to consider a number of processes and products that can affect the environment. Energy conservation and preservation of natural resources are always the main agricultural concerns. Bulk containers help to replace paper bags and cardboard boxes in storage, transportation and distribution efforts plus they are reusable, which helps to lower your carbon footprint.

They are also versatile, meaning farmers can use them for loads of different applications and continue recycling them throughout the seasons. Our bulk containers are large and durable which means farmers are more likely to use far fewer than paper products. Every farm that uses woven polypropylene sacks in their daily routines has a positive impact on the planet.

Get in touch for more information

If you have any questions about woven polypropylene sacks from Centurion Industrial Packaging Ltd, please do not hesitate to contact us today.