Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2015

DOI

10.13031/aim.20152188563

Conference Title

2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Conference Date

July 26–29, 2015

City

New Orleans, LA, United States

Abstract

The objective of this project was to determine the effect of hermetic storage conditions on red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) and maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais), and to hopefully reduce infestation during storage. This project used 4 oz. glass jars and vacuum grease to provide hermetic storage conditions. Red flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum) were placed in jars filled with wheat, and maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais) were placed in jars containing corn. We examined counts of live and dead insects over time in both grains, using both hermetic and non-hermetic conditions. After 30 days, statistical analyses were conducted to determine the effects of hermetic vs. non-hermetic conditions for both grains. We found that 100% mortality for red flour beetle (Tribolium Castaneum) was obtained after 12 days for wheat under hermetic conditions. We also found 100% mortality of maize weevils after 12 days of hermetic storage of corn.

Comments

This proceeding is from 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 152188563, pages 1-18 (doi: 10.13031/aim.20152188563). St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

2015-08-06

File Format

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