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Protection of farm-stored grains, oilseeds and pulses from insects, mites and moulds



1. Preface

This publication describes pests of farm-stored grains, oilseeds and pulses and outlines methods for their prevention, detection and control. Prolonged storage of such crops occurs mainly on the farm, so pests are most likely to cause damage in farm bins. To avoid or control damage caused by pests, the producer needs to understand the problem and use current control practices. The safe storage methods that we promote here are based on sound management practices and a general knowledge of insects, mites and moulds. We emphasize the use of cool temperatures through aeration to protect stored crops.

Editor: N.D.G. White

Authors

  • Dr. Dave Abramson
    Cereal Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg MB
  • Colin J. Demianyk
    Cereal Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg MB
  • Dr. Paul G. Fields
    Cereal Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg MB
  • Dr. Digvir S. Jayas
    Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB
  • Dr. John T. Mills, (retired)
    Cereal Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg MB
  • Dr. William E. Muir
    Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB
  • Blaine Timlick
    Canadian Grain Commission, Winnipeg MB
  • Dr. Noel D.G. White
    Cereal Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg MB