Free Report

Sign up today and receive a free report "Protein for Profit"

Enter the text below. Can't read it? Click the text to change it.

Enter the text above.

Can't read it? Click the text to change it.
+  Sign me up!

Grain Testing

Insect Management

Insect Sieve


An insect sieve is designed to find insects quickly and efficiently.  

We offer stainless steel and aluminium insect screens.

 

The insect sieve has the following advantages over using cereal grade sieves:

  1. The wire mesh lets through less 'trash' or admix than a wheat sieve, while still allowing insects to fall through to the catch pan
  2. The insect sieve has a mesh that tends to roll and tumble the grain, ensuring insects are dislodged and fall through to the catch pan. Grain on a perforated plate sieve (such as a wheat sieve) tends to slide across the surface of the plate and insects are not always dislodged/detected
  3. Avoids potential contamination of grain sieves

 

How to use an insect sieve

Sample grain for insects at the bottom silo outlet using a bucket and insect sieve. Pour up to one litre of grain onto the screen and sieve then check the white base tray. It is recommended that you hold

Sampling from a silo.............Sample grain for insects at the bottom silo outlet using a bucket and insect sieve. Pour up to one litre of grain onto the screen and sieve then check the white base tray. It is recommended that you holdthe tray out in the sunlight to warm for 10–20 seconds to encourage insect movement which assist their detection. When insects are found, identify them (eg. Grain Borer, rice weevil, grain beetle, flour beetle etc). Select the appropriate treatment for the insect, grain type and grain end use.