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Commonly asked questions about protecting commodities from stored grain insects with Bug Free Grains Products from Central Life Sciences. For specific product questions, jump straight to the product.
GENERAL
A: Insect growth regulators are active ingredients that disrupt the insect’s life cycle by interrupting pupal development as opposed to affecting the nervous system through direct toxicity. 

A: Clean bins thoroughly and apply treatment of Diacon® IGR PLUS  to walls, floors and surfaces.

A: For the best results, treat in the grain stream as well as the empty bin. By not treating the entire mass, there is a possibility of infestation in the untreated areas of the grain mass.
A: For long-term protection, add Diacon® IGR PLUS or a tank mix of Diacon® IGR and Centynal EC Insecticide to the grain as it moves into storage. If weevils are present, add PBO-8® Synergist to your tank mix.
A: If the infested grain is already in storage, fumigate with an EPA-registered fumigant to eliminate the infestation. Following fumigation, if possible, turn the grain and treat with Diacon® IGR PLUS or a tank-mix combination of Diacon® IGR and Centynal EC Insecticide. The best way to prevent an infestation is to treat the commodity in the grain stream as it is being placed into the storage facility.
A: The active ingredient in Diacon®-D IGR is the insect growth regulator (S)-methoprene. 
A: Add Diacon®-D IGR to the grain stream as it moves into storage.
A: Diacon®-D IGR is a dry formulation that can be applied to the moving grain stream by using a scoop or other calibrated device. An automated delivery system, such as one available from Cyclone Mfg. Company, may be used for Diacon®-D IGR dispensing.
A: Apply Diacon®-D IGR at 10 pounds per 1,000 bushels of grain.
A: There are many factors that impact residual activity, but typically, under average storage conditions, the 10-pound rate for Diacon®-D IGR should provide continuous control for 12-18 months.
A: Yes, aeration will not interfere with the efficacy of a Diacon®-D IGR treatment.
A: Diacon®-D IGR may be used by MillerCoors and Busch Agricultural Resources, LLC growers and other companies’ growers supplying barley to MillerCoors or Busch Agricultural Resources, LLC. Other malting companies are presently considering usage.
A: Yes, CODEX clearance has been established for any grain produced from the grass family (see CODEX website for details).
A: Diacon®-D IGR costs range from 3.2 to 4 cents per bushel.

A: The distributor/dealer in your area can be found on the Distribution section of the website.

A: Diacon® IGR is an insect growth regulator (IGR) registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the control of immature insects in stored grains and other agricultural commodities.
A: The active ingredient in Diacon® IGR formulations is the IGR (S)-methoprene.
A: Diacon® IGR contains only an insect growth regulator and can be used to break the life cycle of insects. Diacon® IGR PLUS is a combination of an insect growth regulator and an adulticide and can be used to kill pupal and adult stages of insects.
A: While residual action can vary with conditions and application rates, Diacon® IGR can last over a year at the higher application rates.
A: For domestic use, there are no exceptions where grain can be shipped or processed when treated according to the label. When tank mixing, the more stringent label must be followed.
A: For export of treated grains, CODEX tolerances and/or country tolerances must be followed. Refer to the specific country of import to determine acceptable tolerances for both (S)-methoprene and deltamethrin prior to treating the commodity.
A: For a cost of approximately 4.5 cents per bushel, you can get one of the best tank mixes in the market for fighting stored product insect infestations.
A: Find the distributor/dealer in your area under the Distribution section of the website.
A: Diacon® IGR PLUS is an emulsifiable concentrate grain protectant that contains both an insect growth regulator and an adulticide. It is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for the control of immature insects and adults in stored grains and other agricultural commodities.
A: The active ingredients in Diacon® IGR PLUS are the IGR (S)-methoprene and the adulticide deltamethrin.
A: Diacon® IGR contains only an insect growth regulator for the control of insects in the pupal stage to break the life cycle. Diacon® IGR PLUS is a combination of an insect growth regulator and an adulticide and can be used to control both immature and adult stages of insects.
A: Apply Diacon® IGR PLUS to the moving grain stream as a coarse spray to provide a concentration of 0.5 ppm – 1 ppm of deltamethrin and 1.25 ppm or 2.5 ppm of (S)-methoprene on the grain. Final spray volume with water solutions is 3-5 gallons of liquid per 1,000 bushels of grain. For rough rice, use 10 gallons of water per 1,000 bushels. For more information, consult the product label.
A: While residual action can vary with conditions and application rates, Diacon® IGR PLUS can help protect grains over a year at the higher application rates.
A: Yes, aeration will not interfere with the efficacy of a Diacon® IGR PLUS treatment.
A: For domestic use, there are no exceptions where grain can be shipped or processed when treated according to the label. When tank mixing, the more stringent label must be followed.
A: For export of treated grains, CODEX tolerances and/or country tolerances must be followed. Refer to the specific country of import to determine acceptable tolerances for both (S)-methoprene and deltamethrin prior to treating the commodity.
A: For a cost of approximately 5-7 cents per bushel, you can get insect control from larva to adult in one product.
A: To find the dealer/distributor in your area, visit the Distribution section of the website.
A: Adding PBO-8® Synergist to Diacon® IGR PLUS will give the insecticide in Diacon® IGR PLUS a boost to help fight against weevils.
A: Centynal EC Insecticide is an emulsifiable concentrate formula that provides effective knockdown and control of listed adults and accessible stages of larvae and prevents the buildup of listed insects.
A: The tank-mix rate per 1,000 bushels of wheat is 4.0 oz. of Diacon® IGR and 9.6 oz. of Centynal EC Insecticide in 5 gallons of water. Refer to the product labels for the complete application details.
A: Dilute Centynal EC Insecticide with water or approved dust controlling oils, minerals or soybean oils and apply to the moving grain stream as a coarse spray to provide a concentration of 0.5 ppm – 1 ppm of Centynal EC Insecticide on the grain. For applications with water, use 3-5 gallons of liquid per 1,000 bushels of grain. Use more or less dilution volume depending on the situation but ensure that uniform coverage is obtained.
A: While residual action can vary with conditions and application rates, Centynal EC Insecticide would be expected to last 3-6 months.
A: By adding PBO-8® Synergist to Centynal EC Insecticide , the insecticide gains more efficacy with the boost of control power from the synergist that helps provide increased knockdown and flushing action. This tank mix is especially useful against problematic infestations such as rice weevils. The piperonyl butoxide in PBO-8® Synergist synergizes the deltamethrin in Centynal EC Insecticide to block the weevil’s ability to produce the mixed-function oxidase enzymes that metabolize insecticides.
A: For domestic use, there are no exceptions where grain can be shipped or processed when treated according to the label. When tank mixing, the more stringent label must be followed.
A: For export of treated grains, CODEX tolerances and/or country tolerances must be followed. Refer to the specific country of import to determine acceptable tolerances for both (S)-methoprene and deltamethrin prior to treating the commodity.
A: For a cost of approximately 4.5 cents per bushel, you can get one of the best tank mixes in the market for fighting stored product insect infestations.
A: To find the dealer/distributor in your area, visit the Distribution section of the website.
A: PBO-8® Synergist is a performance enhancer which, when tank mixed with Centynal EC Insecticide, inhibits an insect’s ability to break down the insecticide. This boosts the efficacy of the insecticide, helping to overcome any resistance the insects may have developed.
A: The active ingredient in PBO-8® Synergist is piperonyl butoxide. This compound has a favorable toxicological profile with low risk to humans and the environment.
A: To find the dealer/distributor in your area, visit the Distribution section of the website.