Protection of Cob Maize Stored In Cribs

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1953
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Kockum S.
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(1) A crib experiment with dust treatments of cob maize showed that a treatment with 8 oz. of 0.4 per cent gamma BHC in diatomite to 9 cu. ft. of cob maize provides an almost complete protection against insect damage over six months. A product containing pyrethrum in diatomite also gave good results. The distribution of damage and the moisture content in the crib with different treatments is shortly discussed. (2) A second experiment planned to give information of how much BHC was retained by the grain after shelling showed that even with the very high dose of 100 parts per million only a small amount was left on the grain.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XIX (2), p. 69-73
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