For treatment of grain pests in stored cocoa bean, coffee beans, millet, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soya bean, sunflower seed, and wheat, tablets may be applied as the commodity flows into a storage bin. Even distribution of tablets throughout the commodity isessential for good results. Suggested dosage for bulk grainsis 4-6 per cubic metre, Sack commodities tarpaulins will require 16Tablets per 10 cubic metres. For commodities not stored in bulk, tablets may be placed on trays or in moisture permeable envelops (not more than 2 per envelop) and the fumigations flows procedure set out for processed foods and feed.
The effective usage of this product is dependent on the fumigation achieved by the release of phosphide gas(hydrogen-phosphide). Therefore tightness in the area to be fumigated andtemperature
of the commodity are essential consideration when determing dosage rates and exposure periods. The following is a appromixmate guide to exposure time:
Suggested dosage for these structure is 7-11 tablets per 10cubic metres.
Fumigation must be conducted by trained personnel. All safelyprecations such as sealing the building, locking and placarding of entrances must be adhered.
Phosphine has been found effective against grain insects andtheir pre-adult stage, that is egges larvea and pupae. Theseinclude granary and rice weevils, saw-toothed grain beetle,flator rustly
grain beetle, khapra beetle, lesser grain borers, flour beetles, cadelle, dried friut moth, Mediterranean flour moth. Agoumois-grain moth, and indian meal moth.
Any area under fumigation, must be placarded with appropriatewarning signs. Aerate head space in bin storage after completion of exposure time. Remove any tarpaulins or plastic coverd used.
Maintain thorough ventilation aroud stacks of bagged commodities.
Tobacco may be fumigated at a dosage rate of 7 tablets per10cubic meters. Time of exposure is identical to that of raw agricultural products fumigation.
Aeration time on hogshead shoud not be less than 3days. onother types of storage. 2days. The insects to be controlled are cigarettes beetle and tobacco moth.
Post time: Sep-10-2021