Know your stored product pests


August 23, 2023

Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Greg Baumann; Foster Brusca; Doug Foster; Paul Hardy; Frank Meek, BCE; and Mark VanderWerp, BCE. Want to know how you did? The answers are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Tech Test Tidbit: Defining SPP

Stored product pest (SPP) refers to any organism that infests and damages stored food, books and documents, fabrics, leather, carpets, and any other dried or preserved item that is not used shortly after it is delivered to a location, or moved regularly. They are responsible for the loss of millions of dollars every year in contaminated products, as well as the destruction of important documents and heritage artifacts in homes, offices and museums.
Source: The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Answers to the August Tech Test:
1. False, 2. c, 3. True, 4. True, 5. True, 6. d, 7. True, 8. True, 9. a, 10. d

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  1. Greg Clarke says:

    Nice little quiz