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Flat grain beetle fumigation protocol

Nayak, M. (2010) Flat grain beetle fumigation protocol. Project Report. Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity.

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Flat grain beetle (FGB) is a major emergency plant pest (EPP) of stored grain in Australia. Populations of FGB have recently developed high level resistance to phosphine (the only viable fumigant available for non-quarantine use) resulting in control failures with current dosage regimes.

As there is no practical alternative to phosphine, failure to control FGB with phosphine places at risk market access for Australian grain worth up to $7 billion in annual trade. Therefore there is an urgent need to develop appropriate phosphine fumigation protocols to eradicate outbreaks of strongly resistant FGB.

Research outcomes:
- Characterisation of high resistance to phosphine in flat grain beetles (FGB) for the first time internationally.
- Establishment of fumigation protocols and an eradication strategy that will enable industry to eradicate infestations of phosphine-resistant flat grain beetle and prevent or delay further selection for resistance to phosphine.
- Development of a rapid test to detect highly resistant FGB.
-Facilitate continued market access of Australian grain.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Plant culture > Field crops > Grain. Cereals
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Live Archive:11 Nov 2011 05:13
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:49

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