Project final report

Protecting stored grains against pests using a new silica technology - understanding distribution and extension pathways - Final Report

Date released
24 January 2022
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Dr David Eagling, Davren Global Pty Ltd


This project aimed to inform distribution / extension pathways for a new pest management technology, based on a form of silica known as synthetic amorphous silica (SAS), to small landholders in Tanzania.

The research focused on understanding the range of insect pests for which SAS can demonstrate a level of control. The data was collated as a first step towards product registration. ACIAR has supported an initial assessment of the technology (CIM-2015-009) in which SAS was applied by hand to insect pests in laboratory / enclosed field shed settings in Timor-Leste and Tanzania.

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