Pest control using integrated pest management (IPM) techniques may enable
commercial grain handlers to avoid the use of insecticides or fumingants.
Recommended IPM techniques include sanitation, areation and monitoring (Reed et
al 1995). If these methods are not effective, the application of a grain
storage protectant may be necessary. Check with your cooperative extension
personnel or other licensed pesticide applicator on the correct chemical
pesticides that may be used on grain. If you find borers or weevils in the
grain mass, fumigation may be needed.
BMP: Use IPM techniques and augment these practices as
needed with insecticides and fumigants.
Reed, C., T.
Herrman, R. Higgins, and J. Harner. 1995. SAM. MF-2113, Cooperative Extension
Service. Kansas State University, Manhattan.