Post-harvest insect damage to stored grains is estimated to cost the U.S. agricultural industry upwards of $2.5 billion a year.
Weevils infesting stored grain pose a threat to grain quality and present a specific set of challenges when trying to control these insects.
Storing corn, even for a short time, requires a proactive defense against insects that could lead to damaged grain and a reduced bottom line.
Before you start a plan of attack to get rid of unwanted bugs in grain, you need to know just who you’re fighting against.
Treating post-harvest grains is important, and knowing how to properly treat empty bins can help prevent insect infestations. To aid in insect control, follow the Bug Free Grains pre-bin checklist.
For the most effective control of stored grain insects, Central Life Sciences recommends following the S.L.A.M. strategy comprised of four simple steps.