Start Date: Jan 01, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2015
This research project will focus on determining relationship of outside pest populations to critical entry points in rice mills. Distribution and abundance of target pest in residual accumulations of milling fractions and components will also be assessed, along with development of the red flour beetle on these different components. Impacts of accumulations of milling components on residual efficacy of surface contact insecticides will also be determined. Data from these projects mentioned above will be used to develop an economic analysis of the IPM approach as an alternative to methyl bromide fumigation for rice mills.