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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECOLOGY, SAMPLING, AND MODELING OF INSECT PESTS OF STORED GRAIN, PROCESSING FACILITIES, AND WAREHOUSES

Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit

Title: Structural fumigation efficacy against Tribolium castaneum in flour mills

Authors
item Campbell, James
item Toews, Michael -
item Arthur, Franklin
item Arbogast, Richard

Submitted to: Stored Products Protection International Working Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: February 23, 2010
Publication Date: December 9, 2010
Repository URL: http://pub.jki.bund.de/index.php/JKA/article/download/508/1224
Citation: Campbell, J.F., Toews, M.D., Arthur, F.H., Arbogast, R.T. 2010. Structural fumigation efficacy against Tribolium castaneum in flour mills. In: Stored Products Protection International Working Conference Proceedings, June 27 - July 2, 2010, Estoril, Portugal. p. 352-357.

Technical Abstract: Structural fumigations of food processing plants to manage stored-product insects have been a major component of pest management programs, but limited information on field efficacy is available. Efficacy, based on pheromone trapping data, consists of initial reduction in captures after treatment and rebound in trap captures over time. Patterns of Tribolium castaneum reduction and rebound were evaluated after 21 fumigations in two flour mills. Influence of time of year fumigation occurred, environmental conditions, and impact of other integrated pest management tactics on efficacy was determined as well. Information generated can be used to guide fumigation decisions, including the development of risk thresholds for levels of pheromone trap captures.

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