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Fumigation in gas-tight storage is the only option for control of grain pest insects at all stages of their life cycle... But successful fumigation requires knowing how much phosphine gas to apply, when to apply it and the length of time needed for an effective kill... The fact sheet has been developed in consultation with grain storage specialists, including Peter Botta, of PCB Consulting, who says that in order to kill eggs, larva, pupa and adult grain pests, phosphine gas needs to reach, and be maintained at, a concentration possible only in a gas-tight storage...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Fumigation in gas-tight storage is the only option for control of grain pest insects at all stages of their life cycle... But successful fumigation requires knowing how much phosphine gas to apply, when to apply it and the length of time needed for an effective kill... The fact sheet has been developed in consultation with grain storage specialists, including Peter Botta, of PCB Consulting, who says that in order to kill eggs, larva, pupa and adult grain pests, phosphine gas needs to reach, and be maintained at, a concentration possible only in a gas-tight storage...
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The lesser grain borer is a major pest affecting grains storage in high rainfall zones... A specialist in grains storage systems, Peter Botta of PCB Consulting, is urging growers to regularly check stored grain to avoid damage from insects, mould and humidity... Mr Botta says sampling by sieving for insects when grain is being loaded for delivery allows growers to safely determine whether it is insect-free or requires treatment. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The lesser grain borer is a major pest affecting grains storage in high rainfall zones... A specialist in grains storage systems, Peter Botta of PCB Consulting, is urging growers to regularly check stored grain to avoid damage from insects, mould and humidity... Mr Botta says sampling by sieving for insects when grain is being loaded for delivery allows growers to safely determine whether it is insect-free or requires treatment. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers keen to improve their on-farm grain storage systems are being invited to attend workshops in Victoria over the coming months... Details about the workshops are available from Peter Botta on 0417 501 890 or email pbotta@bigpond.com ... CAPTION: Peter Botta will lead discussions on grain storage issues at workshops in southern and central NSW...
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Grain growers keen to improve their on-farm grain storage systems are being invited to attend workshops in South Australia in April... Details about the workshops are available from Peter Botta on 0417 501 890 or email pbotta@bigpond.com ... CAPTION: Peter Botta will lead discussions on grain storage issues at workshops in southern and central NSW...
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Agri-Science Queensland grain storage specialist Philip Burrill says for grain storage, three key factors provide significant gains for both grain storage pest control and grain quality - hygiene, aeration cooling and correct fumigation... "By ensuring that machinery and equipment used to handle grain, including headers, augers, field bins, truck bins, silos and other storages are clean to prevent insect pest contamination of newly harvested grain you have a huge head start... Silo area "In regards to applying protectant insecticides to grain, a number of grain buyers are now requiring that grain and grain products have nil chemical residues, so you should always check with potential buyers and handlers before you treat with commercially available products such as Fenitrothion, Reldan, and IGR...
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