Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Title: Stored product entomology: Shifting from the past to the future Author
Submitted to: Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 30, 2009
Publication Date: January 15, 2011
Citation: Arthur, F.H. 2011. Stored Product Entomology: Shifting From the Past to the Future. In: Athanassiou, C.G., Adler, C., Trematerra, P. (editors). Proceedings of the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants Conference, June 29 - July 2, 2009, Campobasso, Italy. 69: 3-6. Technical Abstract: Knowledge of stored product insects dates back to ancient times, but the historical “Past” for stored product insects as a distinct branch of entomology begins from the early 20th century until the mid 1970s and 1980s. The present era is characterized by a decline in the number of researchers specializing in stored product insects, and a shift in research focus from stored bulk grain to structures associated with the milling, distribution, and retail sectors. Possible approaches for future research are discussed, including economics of insect control, stored-product insects as biological and ecological models, invasive or emerging species, and urban pest management.