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Conserving grain on the small farm in the tropics

Conserving grain on the small farm in the tropics

Hindmarsh, P.S., Tyler, P.S. and Webley, D.J. (1978) Conserving grain on the small farm in the tropics. Tropical Science, 20 (2). pp. 117-128. ISSN 1556-9179

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Abstract

Traditionally, structures for the storage of grain from peasant farms in tropical countries have·been concerned with keeping the rain off and the rats out. However, a major source of loss in storage, that caused by insect damage, has not been effectively controlled by traditional methods. The use of fumigants, certain safe and effective insecticides and improvements to storage structures may provide a solution, but the existence of an adequate and well-trained advisory service is essential.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article was reprinted in Tropical Science Journal, 1978, 20(2), by kind permission of the Editor, from Outlook on Agriculture, 1978, 9 (5), 214-219.
Uncontrolled Keywords: small farms, tropics, conserving grain, grain stroage, insect damage, insect pests, fumigation, storage structures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10755

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