Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Project Number: 5430-43000-032-06
Start Date: Oct 01, 2007
End Date: Sep 14, 2011
Bioassays will be conducted to determine impact of lesser grain borer infestations on rice milling quality, conduct field studies in which methoprene and spinosad are evaluated for long-term protection of stored rough rice, and simulation studies to predict the impact of aeration and insecticidal control on lesser grain borer populations. Monitoring studies will be conducted at field sites, identification of insects in trap samples will be made, plus processing and statistical analysis of data from the various lesser grain borer monitoring studies.