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    Cool it: aeration cooling is relatively cheap and can offer substantial benefits.

    Aeration cooling for pest control

    Grain aeration provides growers with a powerful tool to maintain grain quality during harvest and storage. Aeration cooling may not eliminate the need for chemical insect control, but it will dramatically slow insect development. Key Points Grain temperatures below 20°C significantly reduce mould and insect development. Reducing grain temperature with aeration cooling protects seed viability. […]

    Attack early: Managing grain storage pests starts before grain enters the storage with grain hygiene and structural treatments.

    Northern & Southern Regions Grain Storage Pest Control Guide

    The tolerance for live pests in grain sold off farm is nil. With growers increasing the amount of grain stored on farm, an integrated approach to pest control is crucial. KEY POINTS Effective grain hygiene and aeration cooling can overcome 75 per cent of pest problems. When fumigation is needed it must be carried out […]