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Fumigable warehouses: design and construction (NRI Bulletin 53)

Fumigable warehouses: design and construction (NRI Bulletin 53)

Bisbrown, A.J.K. (1992) Fumigable warehouses: design and construction (NRI Bulletin 53). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

In any grain storage system the control of insects is of paramount importance. The ultimate means of insect control is fumigation. Generally grain is fumigated by covering with a gas-proof fumigation sheet and using either methyl bromide or phosphine. An alternative to sheeting that is becoming increasingly popular is whole store fumigation. Such fumigations will only be successful if the warehouse is properly sealed and the fumigant gas concentration held at the appropriate level for a sufficient time to be lethal to insect pests. Warehouses of conventional construction can be made fumigable by attention to materials and design. Particular attention is needed to ensure that the roof and walls and their junctions are impermeable to gas. In this bulletin good design principles are specified and guidance is given on various materials used in the construction of fumigable warehouses. Procedures for carrying out successful fumigations are described.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: [1] ISBN: 0 85954 309 9.
Uncontrolled Keywords: fumigation, fumigation warehouse, fumigation warehouse design, fumigation warehouse construction, pest control, pest management, grain storage, postharvest
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 14:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10731

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