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dc.contributor.authorVan Winkle, Taylor
dc.description1 Broadside. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractProducers lose 10-30% of crops during post-harvest storage, processing, and marketing each year to insects. Concurrently, there has been a worldwide increase in resistance to the most common fumigant, phosphine, there are fewer alternative fumigant options available to food facility managers, and consumers are demanding low insecticide alternatives. Thus, there is an increasing need to diversify IPM methods. One potential group of alternative attractants includes fungal volatiles, as they are known to attract insects, and are unique signals in food facilities that maintain strict sanitation standards. This study examined the behavioral responses of R. dominica and T. castaneum to moldy grain volatiles using a wind tunnel and a release-recapture assay.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2019en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleThe behavioral response of stored product pests, Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and T. castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) to moldy grain volatilesen_US

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