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Stored Grain Integrated Pest Management in the North Central U.S.

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A webinar on integrated pest management in stored grain will be offered Friday, September 12 by the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center. The two-hour webinar, which begins at 10:00 a.m. CT, will feature presentations from three entomologists in the region:

  • Biology and identification of key stored grain pests; basics of IPM for stored grain; proper fumigation - issues and challenges
    o Tom Phillips, Professor of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Prevention of grain infestation: residual insecticides available and their proper application; strategic use of aeration for grain cooling and pest suppression
    o Frank Arthur, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS, Manhattan, KS
  • IPM for corn and other products in the upper Midwest: issues and challenges with grain drying and cooling; pest management for animal feed, ethanol and value-processed food
    o Linda Mason, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

After the presentations, participants will have an opportunity for a live question and answer session. Instructional materials will be provided via internet links.

Pre-registration is required. Go to http://www.ncipmc.org/training/ to register. Participation will be limited to the first 200 computers. Hosting of viewing sites locally by Extension, government agencies, and private industry is encouraged.

This webinar will be archived for later viewing if you cannot attend this date and time. Funding for this webinar is provided by USDA-NIFA through grants to the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (2012-51120-20252 and 2011-51120-31160).

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