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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biorational Approaches to Managing Stored-Product Insects

item Phillips, Thomas
item Throne, James - Jim

Submitted to: Annual Review Of Entomology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/23/2009
Publication Date: 9/8/2009
Publication URL: http://10.1146/annurev.ento.54.110807.090451
Citation: Phillips, T.W., Throne, J.E. 2010. Biorational Approaches to Managing Stored-Product Insects. Annual Review Of Entomology. 55: 375-397.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Insects are estimated to cause up to 9% losses in stored products in developed countries and often more than 20% in developing countries. There is much interest in alternatives to conventional insecticides, reviewed herein, for controlling stored-product insects because of loss of insecticides due to regulatory action and insect resistance, and because of increasing consumer demand for product that is free of insects and insecticide residues. Sanitation is perhaps the first line of defense in grain stored at farms or elevators and for food processing and warehouse facilities. Some of the most promising biorational management tools for farm-stored stored grain are temperature management and use of natural enemies. New tools for insect sampling and computer-assisted decision-making appear most promising at grain elevators. Processing facilities and warehouses usually rely on trap captures for decision making, which needs further research to optimize this process.

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