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You need training before using a grain bin fumigant

A Farmer Pesticide Certificate is good for five years and a training course is required for a renewal

There are several ways to combat an insect infestation in a grain bin, says a provincial crop specialist. Diatomaceous earth added to the grain as the bin fills can provide some protection. “Cooling the grain to -20 C and keeping it there for a week will also kill off insects,” said Harry Brook. “Or you […] Read more

Rusty grain beetles are attracted by heated grain. Upon hatching, larvae will feed on the germ of the kernel.

Know the rules before using phosphine fumigants

Products such as Phostoxin, Gastoxin or Weevilcide are highly toxic and there are easier ways to deal with grain beetles

Using fumigants for grain beetle control in stored grain has become more complex, says a provincial crop specialist. “Obtaining the fumigant, whether Phostoxin, Gastoxin or Weevilcide, is only half the job, as requirements for application and record-keeping have changed,” said Harry Brook. “Products containing phosphine are highly toxic and rules have been recently updated to […] Read more