Protect-ItŪ is the most effective means of eliminating
existing infestations from grain. Grain moisture and temperature
affect how much Protect-ItŪ should be used to
treat grain infested with the Rusty Grain Beetle. The table
below shows the application rates for your situation.
Since the addition of Protect-ItŪ to cereal grains can affect
grain flowability and test weight, the Canadian Grain
Commission recommends that the overall concentration
of Protect-ItŪ not exceed 100g/tonne. We suggest that
you dilute treated with untreated grain before delivery to
the terminal elevator.
For surface infestation of Indian Meal moth and other
grain moths apply a coating of Protect-ItŪ to the surface
of the grain mass using a dust blower.
How long does it take to work?
Given time, Protect-ItŪ will control both adult and larval
stages of the Rusty Grain Beetle. Because larvae usually
spend most of their time inside the germ of the kernel,
they will not be exposed to Protect-ItŪ until they emerge.
Please note that in grain of 20°C or less, larvae are less
active and will take longer to emerge from the kernel. In
total, allow for at least 28 days from date of Protect-ItŪ
application before you ship to the elevator.
Where to add Protect-ItŪ?
Mix Protect-ItŪ into the grain as it enters the auger or
conveyor feed system during transfer. In general, doses
and/or exposure times will have to be increased at lower
temperatures and/or higher moisture contents, or if
wind conditions result in loss of material during application.
Since Protect-ItŪ is a contact insecticide it only works
when the insect comes in contact with the material. For
best results ensure thorough mixing of Protect-ItŪ with
How it works
Protect-ItŪ absorbs the outer waxy layer of the insects
cuticle. As this protective layer is removed, the insect
dehydrates and dies. Protect-ItŪ starts working immediately
after application and lasts until the grain is processed.
If necessary grain can be moved, processed or
fed to livestock right after application. There are no residues
associated with the use of Protect-ItŪ.
Application rate of Protect-It®
Per metric tonne (grams/tonne)
for infested grain