New web tool for identifying insects in stored grain launched

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

"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 Commission.

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.

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SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission

For further information:

Brent Elliott
Infestation Control and Sanitation Officer
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: 204-983-3790

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