New strategies needed as survey uncovers high levels of phosphine-resistant insects

Data collected by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) shows the need for new strategies to counter a rise in strong levels of insect resistance to some grain storage treatments used.

We are seeing strong levels of resistance to phosphine from the rice weevil, the rusty grain beetle, and the saw-toothed grain beetle on-farm – Dr Manoj Nayak

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