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Investigation of Ethylene Gas as a Treatment for Stored-Product Insects

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1009576.(doi:10.13031/2013.34841)
Authors:   Anthony J Megel, Carol L Jones, Edmond L Bonjour, Jared Kinder
Keywords:   ethylene, fumigation, stored products, grain, insects, red flour beetle

Pest control is a major concern in stored products. Pest infestations can destroy a food supply faster than exposure to the environment. Even in the United States, current pest control methods cannot be guaranteed for future use. Ever-changing environmental and health regulations can severely limit or even ban the use of current chemicals.

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