Storage Pests & Insects

    Diagnosing pest using digital microscopes

    Its not always easy to tell the difference between types of damaging stored grain pests. Mark Stanaway from the Queensland University of Technology can show you how using cheap digital microscopes in these two videos – on Cryptolestes (grain beetles) and Sitophilus (grain weevils) For assistance identifying storage pests, or confirmation of an identification contact […]

    Identification of the flat grain beetles (Cryptolestes spp.) of Australia – DAF

    Three species of flat grain beetles (Cryptolestes spp.) occur in stored grain in Australia. Adults are fast moving, small (2mm), flat, with longer antennae than most stored grain pests. Cryptolestes species occur in all grain growing regions of Australia. One species, the rusty grain beetle, Cryptolestes ferrugineus, has developed a strong resistance to phosphine at […]

    Vigilant Monitoring Protects Grain Assets

    When grain enters storage it needs monitoring, just as a crop does throughout the growing season. Regular monitoring means problems are detected early and can be managed before significant grain damage occurs. It also avoids surprises at out-loading, prevents costly rejections from grain buyers and maintains your reputation for supplying quality grain. KEY POINTS Regular […]

    Overcoming Phosphine Resistant Insects

    For more than 40 years Phosphine has been a safe and reliable means of controlling grain storage insects. Over 80% of stored grain is treated with this chemical but resistance to Phosphine is building amongst insect populations. So when a previously resistant strain of Rust Red Flour Beetle in Western Australia was eradicated by Phosphine […]

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    Northern & Southern Regions Stored Grain Pests – Identification

    In a deregulated grain market, on-farm storage is now more popular then ever before. But finding insects crawling up the sides of your grain hopper while loading a truck is frustrating and costly to manage. Regular monitoring and correct pest identification are the first steps to ensure delivery of insect-free grain to market. Key Points […]

    Western Region – Stored Grain Pests – Identification

    In a deregulated grain market, on-farm storage is now more popular then ever before. But finding insects crawling up the sides of your grain hopper while loading a  truck is frustrating and costly to manage. Regular monitoring is the first step to ensure delivery of insect-free grain to market. Key Points Avoid surprises when selling […]

    Stored Grain Pests Identification – The Back Pocket Guide

    This identification guide provides a snapshot of common pests found in stored grain in Australia. The tolerance for live storage pests in grain sold off-farm either for the domestic, humanconsumption market or for the export market is nil. With more grain being stored on-farm growers need to identify pests early and monitor – at the […]