Storage pests and pest control methods in Ukraine


Abstract: Storage pests represent a separate group of pests that causes problems in the whole world. There are as many as 116 species of organisms that damage the grain and its products during storage in Ukraine. The 32 species of them are most common ones, such as Coleoptera – 20, Lepidoptera – 7, Acari – 2, Rodentia – 3 species. There are few kinds of pesticides for control of storage pest that registered in Ukraine. Those are aluminium and magnesium phosphide preparations (phosphine PH3 liberating) and pyrimiphos-methyl and deltamethrin based insecticides.The goal of our research was to compare the effectiveness of different pest control methods and to develop practical recommendations based on the results of studies, taking into account environmental safety and economic feasibility.

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