Heat Treatment Workshops

Workshops to demonstrate the effectiveness of heat treatments in the Kansas State University feed and flour mills were held in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2009. The speakers at each of these five workshops are given below. For the workshops in 2001 and 2003, the powerpoint for many of the presentations are available on the Grain Science and Industry website and can be viewed by clicking on the “PPT”.  For the 2004 or 2009 workshops, the slides for a presentation can be viewed by clicking on “Slides” or icon.

1999 Workshop Program (1st)

Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Heat emergencies by Carol Kennedy               

Heat stress monitoring by Nick Huser   

Turning-on the heating equipment   

Aggrekko Heaters by   Jeff Wahl

Rupp heaters by Tom Danley               

Thursday, August 5, 1999

Heat treatments: past, present, and future by Jerry Heaps

Effects of heat on insects by Ole Dosland

“Dance to Death” video by Ole Dosland

Types of heaters

Electric by Jeff Wahl   

Gas by Tom Danley   

Steam by Deb Meyers

Determining heater and fan requirements

Electric  heaters by Jeff Wahl  

Gas heaters by Tom Danley   

Steam heaters by Jim Wonderly  

Fan placement by Jerry Heaps  

Air circulation consideration for heat treatment by Ole Dosland 

Example of a heat treatment in Germany by Walter Kroll

Thermal disinfestation of wheat in Australia by Rashid Qaisrani

Facility preparation for heat treatment by Kim Kemp 

Regulatory and safety issues to consider during heat treatments by Gary Thompson   

Integrating heat with other insect control tactics

Heat + carbon dioxide by Ron Durham

Heat + diatomaceous earth by Alan Dowdy

Heat + conventional pesticides by Frank Arthur     

Results from the Kansas State University pilot flour mill heat treatment

1994 Results by Jack Pedersen

1999 Results:  Temperature profiles by Alan Dowdy, Dale, Eustace, Tom Danley  

Insecticide tests by Frank Arthur

Insect bioassays and insect numbers after a heat treatmentby Bhadriraju Subramanyam 

Use of insect traps in mills by Mike Mullen       

Friday, August 6, 1999

Turning-off of the heating equipment.

2001 Workshop Program (3rd)

Monday, August 6, 2001

Session I.  Differing views of integrated pest management (IPM)

Industry perspective by Paul W. Flinn (PPT)

Food processing industry’s view by Jerry Heaps (PPT)

Pest control industry’s view by Ole Dosland (PPT)

Extension educators by Linda Mason

Researchers by David Weaver (PPT)

Session II.  Is pest management possible in the post-Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) era?                                                                                                                       

Pest management practices, use of pesticides, and pesticide residues in the US stored wheat marketing system by Michael Toews

Is pest management possible in the post-FQPA era? by Jerry Heaps and Bob Richardson (PPT)

Contracted pest management: Post FQPA by Ron Durham (PPT)

Third party inspector’s perspectives by Bill Pursley 

Session III.  Regulatory update and IPM alternatives

Organophosphate transition: Challenges to stored products by Frank Arthur and Ted Rogers (PPT)

A look at the new phostoxin® label by Herb Yeaman

Update on the development of sulfuryl fluoride as an alternative to methyl bromide by Suresh Prabhakaran (PPT)

ECO2FUME™ use and update by Thadd Bigler (MS-Word)

Session IV.  Recent developments in insect monitoring and fumigation

Pest management in the retail environment by Kim Kemp (PPT)

Reducing pesticide use through spatial mapping and precision targeting by Jeff Weier (PPT)

Case studies: Precision targeting and its effects on insect pests by Rennie Roesli

Characterizing phosphine movement in upright concrete grain elevators by Carl Reed (PPT)

Tuesday, August 7, 2001

Session V.  Preparing for heat treatment

Heat stress and safety precautions by M. D. Hewitt (PPT)

Empty bin treatments by Mimoun Abaraw (PPT)

The development and implementation of a heat program by Larry Dean (PPT)

Perspectives from the food industry by Debra Krug-Reyes (PPT)

Perspectives from the pest control industry by Bryan Houtchens (PPT)

Why sanitation is important for heat treatments to be successful by Ron Grinham (PPT)

Is heat treatment the right choice for my facility? by Alan LeBrun (PPT)

Session VI.  Equipment, treatment techniques, and insect responses to heat                                                                                                                                                

Heat treatment equipment: Types, costs, benefits, and limitations by Ron Grinham (PPT)

Responses of insects to heat: “Dance to Death” video by Ole Dosland

IPM strategies at a Ralston Purina plant by Larry Dean (PPT)

Heat tolerance in insects by Anil Menon

Wednesday, August 8, 2001                                                                                                                             

Session VII.  Alternative uses of heat and legal issues                                                                                                                                      

Thermal control of cockroaches, snails, and commodity/lumber pests by Brian Zeichner (PPT)

Integrating heat treatments into an IPM program by Ron Grinham (PPT)

Pest management liability issues: An educational perspective by Michael Olexa

2003 Workshop Program (4th)

Tuesday, August 5, 2003                                                                                                          

Welcome by  Bhadriraju Subramanyam (PPT)

Bioterrorism Act and food security by Lisa Curran (PPT)

New phostoxin label by Herb Yeaman (PPT)

Profume update by Suresh Prabhakaran (PPT)

Dryacide update by David Stang (MS-Word)

ECO2Fume and VaporPH3OS update by Brian McSwigan (PPT)

Monitoring with pheromone traps and trap catch interpretation by Jim Campbell (PPT)

How effective are stored product moth traps? by Tom Dykstra (PPT)

Preventing heat illness by Carol Kennedy (PPT)

Heat treatments: past, present, and future by Jerry Heaps (PPT)

Heat treatment considerations: before – after by Ole Dosland (PPT)

Pest control: liabilities and risk management by Mike Olexa (PPT)

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Heater types and heating efficiency by Mimoun Abaraw (PPT)

Heat treatment from a steam viewpoint by James Smith (PPT)

Electric heating for thermal insect control by Brad Racen (PPT)

Analyzing temperature-time-mortality data of insects using dynamic thermal death kinetic model by Sajid Alavi (PPT)

Infrared thermal imaging products by Jay Duenow (PPT)

Getting hot with insect pests by Ole Dosland (PPT)

A novel method for characterizing temperature distributions during heat treatment by Hulya Akdogan (PPT)

Heat treatment of empty steel bins by Mark Casada (PPT)

Effects of heat and modified atmospheres on insects by Lisa Neven (PPT)

US Army heat treatment experiences: from cockroaches to nematodes by Brian Zeichner (PPT)

Pest control industry’s perspectives on heat treatments by  Anil Menon and Ole Dosland (PPT)

Heat treatment experiences at K-State pilot flour mill by  Dale Eustace (MS-Word)

Thursday, August 7, 2003

Heat treatment definitions and terminology by Ken Sheppard (PPT)

Temperature treatments for post harvest dried fruits and nuts by Judy Johnson (PPT)

Heat treatment of trailers to kill food borne pathogens by Warren Barich (PPT)

Susceptibility of red flour beetle life stages to elevated temperatures by Rizana Mahroof (PPT)

Insect numbers in traps and product samples before and after heat treatments by Andy Allen (PPT)

Heat treatment calculator by Sham Kashyap (PPT)

2004 Workshop Program (5th)

May 14, 2004 (International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Pest Management Workshop, Wichita, Kansas)

Issues & Challenges: Pests in Cereal Milling by Bob Richardson (Slides)

Traditional and new grain protectants and their application by Terry Pitts, Bhadriraju Subramanyan, Gary Thompson, Mark Hertlein (Slides)

Traditional and new grain protectants and their application by David Stang (Slides) Dryacide Video

Traditional and new grain protectants and their application by Blake Murnan (Slides)

New Developments Regarding a Recent Grain Protectant: Diacon II by Jerry Heath (Slides)

Traditional and new fumigants and their application by Brian McSwigan (Slides)

Gas monitoring and fumigation management plans by Pamela Peckman (Slides)

Aeration and cooling by Mark Casada (Slides)

Sanitation and its importance in pest management by Bill Pursley (Slides)

Heat Treatments by Paul Fields (Slides)

Trapping devices for stored-product insects by Jeff Weier (Slides)

Interpreting trap capture data by Jim Campbell (Slides)

Management of vertebrate pests by Earl Hallberg (Slides)

Integrating pest management tactics by Ole Dosland (Slides)

May 15, 2004

Heat treatment considerations – before, during, and after by Ole Dosland and Ken Sheppard (Slides)

Heat treatment applications – I by Brian Zeichner (Slides)

Heat treatment liability issues by Mike Olexa (Slides)

High temperature ramifications by Mike Riley (Slides)

Heat treatment applications – II by Warren Barich (Slides)

Calculating heat energy requirements by Sham Kashyap (Slides)

Heat treatment of empty metal storage bins by Dennis Tilley (Slides)

Evaluating temperature data by Bhadriraju Subramanyam (Slides)

Evaluating heat treatment effectiveness by Bhadriraju Subramanyam (Slides)

Post – heat treatment considerations by Ole Dosland and Ken Sheppard (Slides)

Integrating heat with other pest management tactics by Paul Fields (Slides)

2009 Workshop Program (6th)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Session I.  Update on methyl bromide and alternatives

Welcome and Introduction by Ernest Minton ( )

Keynote address: Methyl bromide and alternatives: A global view by Michelle Marcotte  ( )

Methyl bromide and alternatives: A US food industry perspective by Jim Bair ( )

Methyl bromide update by David McAllister      ()

Sulfuryl fluoride update by Bob Williams ()

Update on residuals and aerosols in structures by Frank Arthur ()

Walk through Hal Ross Flour Mill/Preheat treatment checklist and an introduction to steam heaters by Sam Hanni, James Smith, and Mark Ponchur

Start of heat treatment-Firing gas heaters (outside) by Raj Hulasare

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Session II.  Heat treatment: history, safety, and uses

Multi-institutional methyl bromide and alternatives research project by Wat Chayaprasert and Michael Langemeier

Propane: history and uses by John Emmitte

Heat treatment and safety precautions by Mitch Ricketts

Walk through Hal Ross Flour Mill

The art and science of heat treatment by Raj Hulasare

Session III.  Heat treatment basics and applications

Determining heat energy requirements by James Smith

Heat treatment checklists by Ole Dosland

Empty bin heat treatments by Mark Casada

Tactical/spot heat treatment by James Smith

Miscellaneous heat treatment applications by Vince LaMantia and Lance Gustafson

Experiences with heat treatment: Quaker Oats by Grant Welton

Experiences with heat treatment: New World Pasta by Tim Gyovai and Mike Hoar

Heat shut down; Walk through Hal Ross Flour Mill                                           

Friday, May 15, 2009

Session IV.  Assessing heat treatment effectiveness

Monitoring and assessing treatment efficacy: US perspective by James Campbell

Monitoring and assessing treatment efficacy: An international perspective by Paul Fields

Hal Ross Flour Mill heat treatment: Temperature profiles by Raj Hulasare

Predicting population rebounds following treatment by Paul Flinn

Question and answer session panel with Paul Fields, Grant Welton, Tim Gyovai, Raj Hulasare, Ole Dosland, James Smith

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