Pest control using integrated pest management (IPM) techniques may enable
farmers to avoid the use of insecticides or fumingants. Recommended IPM
techniques include sanitation, aeration 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
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.