WINNIPEG, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - With over 50 species of insects
recognized as pests of stored grain in Canada, how can you quickly
identify a given insect? Starting today, you can use the Canadian Grain
Commission's insect keys, available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca.
"Our insect keys are an effective, easy to use tool for insect
identification. Once you know the insect you're dealing with, you can
make the appropriate decisions for management," explains Brent Elliott,
Infestation Control and Sanitation Office at the Canadian Grain
To use the keys, you choose which of a pair of images and descriptions
best matches the insect being identified. The process continues until
you are able to identify the insect.
The insect keys are some of the first sections of the Canadian Grain
Commission's web site that have been redesigned to follow Government of
Canada standards for web design, including new standards on usability
and optimizing web sites for mobile devices. A usable and accessible
web site ensures Canadians are able to easily find information and
services using a variety of devices, including mobile devices.
About the Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency for establishing and
maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in
shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for
quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates
the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the
integrity of grain transactions.
SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission
For further information:
Infestation Control and Sanitation Officer
Canadian Grain Commission