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Biological Suppression of Stored Grain Insect Pests

Journal: International Journal of Zoology and Animal Biology (IZAB) (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Stored products include all durable agricultural commodities which can be dried and stored in bulk. Due to un-controlled environmental conditions and poor warehousing technology, stored grain infestation is a very serious problem as various life stages of insects cause economic damage and deteriorates the quality of food grains and products. There are number of stored grain insect pests that infest food grains in farmer's go downs and public warehouses. More than 70 insect pests have been identified which attack stored grains and cereal products in store houses. The overall damage caused by these insect pests worldwide is estimated to be 10-40% annually [1]. Therefore, there is an urgent need to suppress the insect pest population of stored grain/products in order to maintain stored quality and its proper management.

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