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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Structural fumigation efficacy against Tribolium castaneum in flour mills)

Author
item Campbell, James - Jim
item Toews, Michael
item Arthur, Franklin - Frank
item Arbogast, Richard

Submitted to: Stored Products Protection International Working Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/23/2010
Publication Date: 12/9/2010
Publication 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.

Interpretive Summary:

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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