Apple Academic Press
394 pages | 14 B/W Illus.
Stored products of agriculture and animal origin are attacked by more than 600 species of beetles, 70 species of moths, and about 355 species of mites, causing huge quantitative and qualitative losses and insect contamination in food commodities. This is an important quality control problem. This book, Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies, provides comprehensive coverage of stored product entomology for the sustainable management of insects and other noninsect pests, such as mites, birds, rodents, and fungi, with the aim to mitigate and eliminate these losses of food from grains.
The author, who has studied sustainable and herbal management of stored grain and seed insect pests in his research, considers sustainable management of stored grain insect pests and eco-friendly approaches along with the utilization of waste materials. Starting with a history of stored product entomology from the beginning to the modern era in detail along with an introduction of storage entomology, the book then goes on to cover a range of important issues, including
Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies covers a vast amount of valuable information on stored product entomology for the sustainable management of insects and other noninsect pests.
Introduction to Storage Entomology. History of Grain or Seed Storage. Classification and Identification of Important Stored Grain/Seed Insects. Important Stored Grain and Seed Insect Pests. Detection of Infestation in Stored Product. Estimation of Losses Due to Insects in Stored Products. Sources and Kind of Infestation. Factors Affecting Infestation of Storage Insects. Methods of Storage and Different Storage Structures. Behavioral Management of Storage Insects. Management of Stored Grain and Seed Insects by Plant Products. Integrated Management of Storage Insects. Fumigation of Stored Products. Important Mites Associated with Stored Produce and Their Management. Important Birds Associated with Stored Grain and Their Management. Important Rodents in the Warehouse or Godown and Their Management. Important Storage Fungi and Their Management. Stored Grain Insects of Quarantine Importance.