Pesticides for Stored Products

  • J. R. Plimmer


If commodities are to be stored, transported, or processed, they must be protected from deterioration and loss caused by pests. Such losses place a heavy economic burden on the consumer, and their consequences may be disastrous in times of food shortage. Statistics indicate the magnitude of the problem. For example, in a 1947 FAO Survey it was reported that insects destroy at least 5% of the world production of cereal grains. In 29 countries the loss of cereals was 23,355,000 tons, of which 50% was attributed to insects (Cotton and Ashby, 1952).


Ethylene Oxide Juvenile Hormone Methyl Bromide Store Product Insect Growth Regulator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Plimmer
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Department of AgricultureOrganic Chemical Synthesis Laboratory, Agricultural Research ServiceBeltsvilleUSA

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