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Fungicides of low mammalian toxicity as grain protectants. I. Thiram.

Rangaswamy, J. R. and Ragunathan, A. N. and Majumder, S. K. (1971) Fungicides of low mammalian toxicity as grain protectants. I. Thiram. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 8 (4). 171-173, 8 ref..

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Conditions for using thiram as an antifungal agent during storage of grain sorghum have been standardized. It was found that sorghum (15% moisture content) can be protected from fungal infection for 180 and 30 days at 80 and 90% RH respectively, when treated with a spray containing 4 g thiram/l. Thiram was not effective against some toxigenic storage fungi such as Aspergillus flavus, Asp. candidus and Asp. ochraceus. These organisms constituted greater than 50% of the total number of colonies isolated from sorghum. The rate of hydrolytic degradation of thiram was faster at higher moisture levels. Moisture content of 15-16% in sorghum appears to be a safe level for use of thiram during storage; above this moisture level thiram becomes ineffective against fungal infection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: THIRAM-; Thiram in storage of sorghum; STORAGE-; SORGHUM-; FUNGI-; Control of /fungi/ in sorghum; ASPERGILLUS-; Control of /Aspergillus spp./ in sorghum; MOISTURE-CONTENT; Moisture content of stored sorghum
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 10:16
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 10:16
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7252

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