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Old 12-04-2011, 02:49 PM
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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How can you kill them? Is their any thing to keep from getting them? This the second year of getting them in my bags of corn.
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That is one of the main 'stored grain' pests and second in prevelance to the rusty grain beetle. The problem is either in the bin or at the mill. I would suspect the latter. Switch vendors!
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That is one of the main 'stored grain' pests and second in prevelance to the rusty grain beetle. The problem is either in the bin or at the mill. I would suspect the latter. Switch vendors!

dgallow this corn i grew,a farmer picks it for me. Then i bag it and store in garage. Is their any thing i can spray before i store it.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:40 PM
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Any version of BT in a powder form used to dust vegetable plants can be applied to stored corn to kill the weevil. It can also be dusted to the outside of the bags. Used to use Rotenone until it went off the market 3 or 4 years ago. It doesnt take a whole lot of powder to a bag to kill the weevils. The deer will not be affected. Its not a chemical but a bacteria that kills the weevils.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:18 AM
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Many of the farmers that store their corn in silos use a fumigant in with the corn. Most of the farmers around here use one called "Weevilcide". It comes in tablet form which they put into the silo as it is filled. The tablet vaporizes away to form a poison gas...phosphine. You have to have a license to use it. If the corn you have has been treated with the gas, it will keep longer at home since it will be insect free when you get it.

Interesting side point about the Weevilcide...last year one of the farm laborers nearby took a few tablets and placed them under his mobile home to get rid of pests. The whole family passed out and nearly died...if it had not been for a relative coming to get one of them. Nasty stuff.

I usually keep 1500 pounds or so of corn at home in my workshop. I use a pump duster and spray it over with sevin dust. That helps a lot. Under the pallets I have mouse/rat bait. I also occasionally dust my entire workshop and garage with sevin dust. Then use my gas blower the next day to blow everything out. It gets all the palmetto bugs, roaches, etc.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:07 PM
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Well at least that narrows down the sources.
- field infestation
- contaminated combine
- garage contamination

The best thing IMO is to find the source and go from there. A BT corn hybrid may be an option. Fumigation is probably the most popular control commercially. Has this field been COC for years? or are crops rotated? Is the combine cleaned well between fields? How is field fertility...macro and micro elements? Again, find casue then decide the action.

FWIW...here in the lab we have seen rusty grain beetles chew through a ziplock bag to get at grain supplements. Sample storage at -20C takes care of that issue. For small volume corn an old chest freezer may be the least cost solution for you....prolly 10-20 bags in a 20 cuf unit?...$50 to 100 for used appliances....blems/demos at home improvement centers?
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Thanks guys for the help I think will give the dust a try. They have not picked the corn yet it has been to wet here. The field is rotated with corn and beans.

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There is some stuff that we have used in our grain bins that is not a pesticide or poison. for the life of me I can't remember what it's called. Anyway it's a fine dust, and it cuts the bugs. they end up dying from drying out. It's too fine to affect our skin but I'd probably avoid inhaling it.
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