This project has succeeded in the development of a risk warning system for Larger Grain Borer (LGB) that enables those advising farmers to predict when 'bad years' for LGB attack are expected. This is a crucial step towards integrated pest management as it will permit farmers to make decisions based on risk. In addition, a method of targeting pesticide treatment within the grain stock, so that up to 80% less pesticide is required, has been developed that improves the cost effectiveness and reduces the risks of pesticide usage.
Hodges, R. Development of IPM techniques for the control of Larger Grain Borer and effective management of household food grain stocks in sub-Saharan Africa (2nd Phase Project). Final Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, UK (2002) 139 pp.