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United States Department of Agriculture

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Areawide Program for
 Management of Insects in Stored Wheat
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A Program For Managing Insect Pests In Commercial Grain Elevators

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 Insect pest management in grain elevators can be done more effectively and at a lower cost when insects are managed throughout a network of elevators. Areawide IPM is particularly important for stored wheat because insects are moved through the marketing system along with the grain. If insects are not controlled at one location, they can be spread to many other locations, which increases the cost of pest management. A sampling-based program was developed for managing insect pests in upright-concrete grain elevators.
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Last Modified: 9/2/2016
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