Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Insect identification, Insect pest control, Grain

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Stored foodstuffs such as grain, dried fruits and flour are constantly liable to the attacks of insect pests, with the result that the farmer, grain merchant, miller and grocer have a continual war to wage in order to keep their products in a wholesome condition. During the 1914-18 World War, millions of bushels of bagged wheat were stored in Australia on account of the lack of shipping space, and incalculable damage was done by mice and "weevil" attack. When there is a possibility that stocks of grain are to be stored, precautions must be taken to protect it from rodent and insect damage.