Submitted to: Journal of Stored Products Research
Alpine® is a new insecticide that is being used to control urban insect pests, and is available as a pressurized spray or as a dust combined with diatomaceous earth (DE). There is no information regarding effectiveness on stored product insects. ARS scientists in Manhattan, KS, conducted tests with both products to determine effectiveness on different stored product insects. The dust formulation was much more effective than the spray on all adult insects tested, but larvae were easily killed by both products. Results show this new insecticide can potentially replace older insecticides used to control stored product insects in milling and processing facilities.
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Originally published by CGAHR Research Kernels October 2013