Insects in stored crops can still breed at relatively low temperatures and moisture contents so, despite good storage conditions, it is important to be vigilant and monitor for their presence.
Correct identification of insects is important.
It enables corrective action to be taken if they are likely to cause rejection or expensive fumigation costs.
Equally, the insects may be harmless and no action may be required.
Insect traps are an integral component of most crop assurance schemes.