Skip navigation

Insect control by airtight storage in small containers

Insect control by airtight storage in small containers

McFarlane, J.A. (1970) Insect control by airtight storage in small containers. Tropical Stored Products Information, 19. pp. 10-14. ISSN 0564-3325

[img]
Preview
PDF
Doc-0229.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (2MB)

Abstract

Gourds (the empty dry fruit-cases of Lagenaria cineraria and related Cucurbits) are often used in the tropics as domestic grain storage vessels. They have some potential for use as semi-airtight containers and tests have shown that surface treatment with linseed oil or varnish greatly reduces their oxygen permeability. Gourds of moderate or large size, so treated, were sufficiently airtight to give effective control of insect infestation if well-sealed at the neck. Complete disinfestation would be unlikely but insect damage would be minimised. Untreated gourds may give reasonably good results but they vary greatly in oxygen permeability and their performance is unpredictable: The value of some other containers available for similar use is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: insect control, insect pests, airtight storage, hermetic storage, gourds, postharvest loss
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
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 08 May 2016 02:03
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10787

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics