oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The treatment of potato tubers with Carbon Bisulphide arid with Para-Dichlorobenzene

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Many references in the literature deal with the treatment of potatoes infested with the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella Zell. Fumigation is apparently one of the most successful methods employed, some of the fumigants which have been used being carbon bisulphide, methalyll chloride, acetylene gas, hydro-cyanic acid gas, naphthalene, para-dichlorobenzene and petrol. Of these chemicals, CS2 appears to be the most effective as well as the most popular.

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