Tag Archives | Insects

    Where stored grain beetles come from (GRDC Ground Cover May 2017)

    Source Link GRDC Key points Grain is most likely to be infested by beetles from your storage facility Effective hygiene can delay infestation for at least two months Beetles typically fly within a two-kilometre radius to infest another grain storage Some beetles can fly more than 100km to infest grain Flying beetles are spreading insecticide […]

    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 […]

    Storing Pulses

    Storing pulses successfully requires a balance between ideal harvest and storage conditions. Harvesting at 14 per cent moisture content captures grain quality and reduces mechanical damage to the seed but requires careful management to avoid deterioration during storage. KEY POINTS Pulses stored above 12 per cent moisture content require aeration cooling to maintain quality. Meticulous […]

    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 […]

    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 […]