Towards integrated commodity and pest management in grain storage

Table of contents (526 p.)

A Training Manual for application in humid tropical storage systems.

Edited by R.L. Semple, P.A. Hicks, J.V. Lozare, and A. Castermans


Proceedings and selected papers from the Regional Training Course on Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Grain Storage Systems, conducted by the National Post Harvest Institute for Research and Extension (NAPHIRE), Department of Agriculture, June 6-18, 1988, Philippines.

A REGNET (RAS/86/189) Publication in Collaboration with NAPHIRE, May, 1992.


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Contents (526 p.)


Section 1 - Physical grain characteristics of paddy/milled rice and its grades and standards

The anatomy and physical properties of the rice grain
Paddy and milled rice grading
Laboratory test methods for paddy and milled rice grading
NFA standard specification for milled rice (Second revision) TRED · SQAD No. 2; 1980

Section 2 - Summary requirements for safe grain storage

Storage of cereal grains
Grain aeration

Section 3 - Storage losses and their estimation

Dry matter loss
Standardized methods for the assessment of losses due to insect pests in storage
Practical loss assessment method for storage losses

Section 4 - Principles and theory of integrated pest management

The concept and components of integrated pest management
Some basic economic principles in pest management
Socio-economic and technical dimensions of integrated pest management

Section 5 - Introduction to general taxonomy and biology/ ecology of stored products insect pests

The classification of storase insects
The biology of some important primary, secondary and associated species of stored products coleoptera
Moths of economic importance infesting stored products: Selected notes on bionomics and identification

Section 6 - Inspection and detection methods for storage insect pests

Inspection procedures for grain handling facilities and methods for detecting stored grain insects

Section 7 - Biology and control of other storage pests

Rodents in storage and their control
Rodent control research and future needs in the philippine grain storage system
Birds as pests of grain stores
Post-harvest microbial infection of cereal grain

Section 8 - Chemical control methods insecticides and pesticides

Insecticides in stored product pest control
Insecticide formulations
Methods of insecticide application for grain protection
Safety in insecticide usage
Related problems to use of insecticides
International code of conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides
FAO plant protection paper 21. "Recommended methods for measurement of pest resistance to pesticide"
Test method for determining resistance to insecticide in the rust red flour beetle, tribolium castaneum (HERBST)

Section 9 - Chemical control methods fumigation technology

Fumigation technology in developing countres - Report of discussions and recommendations
Storage pests and their control manual
Fumigation for the control of insect pests in storage
Code of practice for storage and fumigation of bagged grain
Gas monitoring and detection systems

Section 10 - Non-chemical control methods

Physical and mechanical methods of stored product insect control
Controlled atmosphere storage technology (CAST)
Comparative analysis between traditional cereal preservation methods and controlled atmospheres utilizing high | N2 | /low | O2 | in sealed bulk storage: Current methods

Section 11 - Biological control methods

Biological control of stored grain insect pests
Biological suppression of stored product insect pests
Insect growth regulators
Host plant and varietal resistance to post harvest insect attack
Botanical insecticides for control of storage insect pests
Entomopathogens for the control of storage pests

Section 12 - Country presentation

On farm storage, pest control, drying and prevention of mycotoxins in Bangladesh
Integrated pest management strategies in grain storage systems in Myanmar
Management of grain storage in the republic of Korea
Farm level grain storage pest management in Nepal
Public sector storage of wheat in Pakistan and the associated problem of insect pests
The current storage pest problems and their management in the Philippines
Pest control methods adopted for preservation of grain in Sri Lanka
Activities of the post harvest technology working group on insect pest management research in grain storage in chiang mai university northern Thailand
Survey of stored insect in rice field before harvest
Present situation and experience in the socialist republic of Vietnam on pest management

Section 13 - Training programme synopsis

Keynote address by the FAO representative in the Philippines on the opening ceremony of the international training course on training of trainors in integrated pest management strategies in grain storage Naphire, Munoz, Nueva Ecija 6 june 1988
International training course on training of trainors in integrated pest management strategies in grain storage june 6-18, 1988

Annex: The role of naphire in coordinating national post harvest research extension and training in the Philippines