Oral Presentation Science Protecting Plant Health 2017

Challenge of Insect Control in Australian Grain Industry   (4262)

Robin Reid 1
  1. GrainCorp Operations Limited, Toowoomba, QUEENSLAND, Australia

Storing grain in Australia has its unique challenges due to range of climatic conditions, types of storages and the requirement of no detection of live insects when delivering to domestic or export customers.


Increase in the resistance level of stored grain insects to grain protectants and phosphine has led the industry to develop a Phosphine Resistance Strategy.

Understanding the ecology of these insects and the adoption of Profume will assist in slowing the spread and speed of resistance.