Preventive Measures for Reducing Damage to Bagged Commercial Seed in Warehouses

Prepared by:
Stephen Bambara and Mike Waldvogel, Extension Entomologists

Stored commercial seed can have its own set of pest problems which differ from bulk stored grain on a farm. Following is a list of precautions that a warehouse operator may take to reduce the likelihood of losses from stored product pests to bagged grain.

stacks of bagged grain
(photo courtesy Montana Flour and Grains)