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Control of insect pests in grains stored in insecticide impregnated jute bags.

Muthu, M. and Pingale, S. V. (1955) Control of insect pests in grains stored in insecticide impregnated jute bags. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 6. pp. 637-640.

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Abstract

Five chemica1s, commonly used for grain fumigation, were injected into grain stored under non-airtight conditions, in insecticide-impregnated jute bags. The effect of the chemicals on the insects present in the grain was studied and it was found that ethylene dibromide, when used at the rate of 10 c.c. per 200-lb. bag, completely controlled the insects. Injection of the chemical in either horizontally or vertically placed bags and at one or two places in the same bag gave similar results. For bags arranged in stacks, a dose of 71/2 c.c. of the chemical per ,200-lb. bag was found necessary for obtaining complete mortality of the insects. Injection of ethylene dibromide into unimpregnated bags also removed the insects from the bags, but the results suggested that some insects escaped death. The quantities of the chemical sorbed by the grain are mentioned and shown to be within the permissible limits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: insecticide impregnated jute bags, insect pests, grains, ethylene dibromide
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 08 Grains
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 06:51
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 06:51
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3610

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