Keep a lid on stored grain pests

Author: | Date: 30 Nov 2011

KEEP A LID ON STORED GRAIN PESTS: The tolerance for live storage pests in grain sold off-farm for the domestic human-consumption and export markets is zero. With more growers storing grain on-farm these days, it is therefore critical that they identify pests early and monitor for pests on a regular basis. To assist growers in this process, the Grains Research and Development Corporation has produced a Stored Grain Pests Identification Back Pocket Guide which provides a snapshot of common pests found in stored grain in Australia. The guide provides descriptions and images of stored grain pests, information on how they can be monitored and identified, the control methods required, how to sample for resistance testing, as well as details of other useful resources. The guide has been mailed to growers in the November-December issue of the GRDC’s Ground Cover magazine. It is also available for viewing and downloading via the GRDC website at More information on stored grain pests is available from the GRDC’s stored grain information hub at


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