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Phosphine fumigation of tobacco in freight containers

Phosphine fumigation of tobacco in freight containers

Harris, A.H. (1984) Phosphine fumigation of tobacco in freight containers. Tropical Stored Products Information, 49. pp. 19-25. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

A series of trials was carried out in Malawi to assess the feasibility of fumigating tobacco, in freight containers, while in transit by rail to ports in neighbouring Mozambique. In containers that were soundly constructed and in an adequate state of repair, it was found that effective fumigations could be undertaken without hazard to operators or to the public at large. Lining the containers with polyethylene film improved gas retention in containers of average to good condition but not sufficiently to produce an effective fumigation in containers that were in poor condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fumigation, phosphine fumigation, tobacco, freight containers, Malawi, postharvest loss
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
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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Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 19:16
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10774

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