Efficacy of Phyto-Oils as Contact Insecticides and Fumigants for the Control of Stored-Product Insects

  • E. Shaaya
  • M. Kostjukovsky
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Part of the Applied Agriculture book series (APPLAGRIC)

Abstract

Insect damage in stored grains and pulses may amount to 10–40% in countries where modern storage technologies have not been introduced. Currently, the measures taken to control pest infestation in grain and dry food products rely heavily upon the use of insecticides, which pose possible health hazards (to warm-blooded animals) and a risk of environmental contamination.

Keywords

Toxicity Maize Ozone Bark Volatility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Shaaya
    • 1
  • M. Kostjukovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Stored Products, Agricultural Research OrganizationThe Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael

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