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Old 07-15-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question How to keep the weevils out?

I'm thinking of stocking up enough corn for the season, before it hits $15/bag. I have indoor storage that will keep rodents out, but what can I do about the weevils?
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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Maybe take the shrink wrap off, coat with 7-dust, and re-wrap??

I'm wanting to do the same thing.....
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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Maybe take the shrink wrap off, coat with 7-dust, and re-wrap??

I'm wanting to do the same thing.....

Mine just comes in paper sacks. The way things are going it might make sense to repack it all in those Food Saver bags.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:43 PM   #4
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Chances are they are already in there.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:45 PM   #5
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Chances are they are already in there.
So would it keep ok from now to December?
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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The guy at the feed store where I buy mine says that the weevils are in the corn when you but it. I need to ask him what to use to stop them.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:35 PM   #7
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wonder if you could store it in a freezer, if that would kill the weevils?
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:58 PM   #8
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Check out this link -- http://southeastfarmpress.com/mag/fa...eevil_control/
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:01 PM   #9
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Ammonia pellets from the feed stores. Just throw some in periodically, keeps weevels out.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:12 PM   #10
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Yes, cooling them would retard weevil infestation.
Keep the corn dry though.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:32 PM   #11
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Interesting link. If I am understanding this:

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For 110 degrees F., there was a good infestation of weevils, he says. But after six hours, there was no weevil emergence. At 140 degrees F., the mortality rate actually dropped compared to oven-dried test.
correctly, I could put sacks of corn in the attic to remove any weevils?

Or even leave the sacks in the back of the truck, maybe cover them with a black tarp, and park in the sun all day?
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