The most dangerous pests of grain seeds at storage conditions in Russia

Updated Oct 16, 2020
The Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for the Ryazan and Tambov Regions warns that harmful insects, mites during the storage of grain and seeds can cause significant economic damage, so you need to know the enemy and measures to combat it. For seed sent for storage, granary pests are very dangerous. The germination capacity of wheat and corn seeds damaged by the barn weevil decreases by 92 and 27%, respectively, by the rice weevil - by 75 and 61%, by the Surinamese mucoid - by 25 and 18%. The sowing quality of seeds of peas, sainfoin, beans damaged by caryopsis is reduced by 70-90%. Bread mites reduce the germination of cereals, depending on their moisture content, by 6-19%. Optimal conditions for the development, reproduction and nutrition of barn pests are temperature 16-28 ° C, relative air humidity 70-90% and grain moisture 14-17%. At a temperature of + 13 ° + 15 ° C, their activity decreases, at + 11 ° C and below they do not multiply at all and fall into a daze. Also, the ...
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