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Think about Stored Grain Pests Before Harvest
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University
  • Ken H. Holscher, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-2009
Abstract
Stored grain insect pests are an economic concern in Iowa. Growers should think about taking preventative measures now – before harvest – to protect grain quality. Infestations can directly reduce grain weight and nutritional value, in addition to indirectly causing mold and other contaminations. Primary stored grain pests feed within intact kernels while secondary pests feed on broken kernels or grain dust. Examples of primary pests include rice weevil, granary weevil and maize weevil. Common secondary pests are red and confused flour beetles, sawtoothed grain beetle, and Indianmeal moth. Integrated pest management (IPM) of stored grain pests should be implemented to increase overall profit.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson and Ken H. Holscher. "Think about Stored Grain Pests Before Harvest" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/181/