Resource on Managing Insects in Stored Grain from SDSU

Resource on Managing Insects in Stored Grain from SDSU

As we begin to harvest corn in Nebraska, on-farm storage may be needed. A recent article from South Dakota State University Extension summarizes potential insect pests of stored grain and actions to take to minimize damage by stored grain insects. See How do I Manage Insects in my Stored Grain by Adam Varenhorst, SDSU field crop entomologist, Amanda Bachmann, Philip Rozeboom, and Patrick Wagner in iGrow.

For information on grain bin treatment products currently registered in Nebraska, see this Nebraska Department of Agriculture resource list.

For additional information see the Grain Storage Management section in CropWatch.

Adult granary weevil photo from
Adult granary weevil. The larvae of grain weevils develop within the kernels, and when infested grain is left undisturbed for long periods of time can cause nearly complete destruction. Adult weevils are easily distinguished from other beetles by their elongated snouts. (Source: Photo by Pest and Diseases Image Library,

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