Word “chemicals” for most of people sounds scary. However, the truth is, that we face chemicals every single day while having a shower, cleaning our houses, swimming in the swimming pool and so on. Are all of them good and beneficial to us? Not at all. On the other hand, not all of them are that bad too.
The aim of this project is to investigate the suitability of natural and synthetic repellents for mealworm.
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According to general statistics, the average loss of grain due to mold and pest activity is 10%. We have already developed an innovative grain and feed quality control system which enables the user to identify grain spoilage at an early stage and warns of favorable conditions for the emergence of pests in storage. This research is the next step, which aims to develop safe grain protection measures to help protect grain from pests without harming the environment or loosing grain quality.
It is planned that the solution developed by the company would reduce losses by up to 5%, which would allow an average Lithuanian farmer to save up to 3,500 euros per year.