Mineral dust can provide adequate protection for feed grain stored on the farm. NSW Agriculture is laboratbry-trialing compounds for this purpose, Oafs, fdr example, treated with moderate rates of magnesite were partially protected from attack by grain insects. Effectiveness was best in dry grain. Researchers found that a good method of application was to add the dust via the auger as the grain was in-loaded.

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