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QuickPhos

Protecting food grains across continents

 High Performance Fumigant

The Phosphine fumigation method has been acknowledged world over as the most effective in combating the pest menace and saving thousands of tons of grain for human consumption. Quickphos, with its principal ingredient Phosphine, is a solid, tablet, pellet and bag form.

Features

  • Versatile
    Quickphos can be used practically on all food-grains, milled products, as well as processed food and other agricultural products like tobacco, oilseeds, dry fruits, etc. without any harmful effects.
  • Ensures Complete Kill
    It is effective against all grain insects, at all stages of development from eggs to adults.
  • Even Distribution
    Phosphine generated from Quickphos spreads evenly in all directions within the enclosed area.
  • High Safety Factor
    Quickphos, when used according to instructions, is non-flammable, and non-explosive. On coming in contact with air, it liberates a pungent smelling gas (ammonia) as a warning.
  • Delayed Action
    The disintegration of Quickphos tablets, pellets and bags on exposure to atmospheric moisture, is delayed due to the presence of stabilizing and binding materials along with Aluminum Phosphide.
  • No Toxic Residue
    Quickphos does not affect the properties or flavour of any product, nor does it leave toxic residue after fumigation and aeration
  • Required No Complicated and Costly Apparatus
    Quickphos can be handled manually or by an automatic dispenser straight from the container. Use of suitable safety wear is recommended.
  • Easy To Store and Transport
    Being solid, compact and dry, Quickphos can be packed, transported and stored easily and safely.
  • Stable
    Quickphos remains intact as long as they are kept in their original packing. Phosphine gas does not develop inside the gas-tight container due to the hardness of the tablets and pellets and their special coating

Usage Table

COMMODITY STRUCTURES/ENCLOSURES APPLICATION EXPOSURE TIME
BASIC RATE
(g phosphine per m3)
DOSAGE
(No. of tablets)
Raw cereal grains and other food commodities (flour and other milled cereal products, dried foods, peanuts, oilseeds, cocoa and coffee beans); and seeds for propagation and other bulk stock feeds Well-sealed structures 1.5 3 per 2 m3 7 days when commodity temperature is above 25°C (to kill all stages of pests); 3 days for kill of insects in adult stage only
Small structures which cannot be well sealed:
• bolted steel silos, horizontal sheds, bag stacks under plastic sheeting 5 5 per m3
• open-topped concrete silos without plastic sheeting 2.5 5 per 2 m3
Tobacco Bales, hogsheads, cases in well-sealed fumigation enclosures 1.5 3 per 2 m3 7 days
Nil Well-sealed empty warehouses, elevators, stores, etc. 1.5 3 per 2 3 7 days

Dosage & Exposure

The success with Quickphos fumigation programme depends primarily on two factors: correct dosage and correct exposure time. Under dosage could mean poor results. Over dosage could prove costly. The minimum stipulated period must be adhered to for best results.

Dosage and exposure time are determined by:

  1. Temperature
    Phosphine diffuses more quickly and effectively at high temperatures and at high relative humidity.
  2. Type of storage
    Tight silo bins of concrete or steel need a lower dosage than bins which are not gas tight.
  3. Kinds of pests
    Some species are more resistant to fumigation than other, requiring a higher dosage for a complete kill

Application Procedure

Fumigation of Commodities in Bulk Storages
Place the tablets or sachets spaced from each other on non-flammable trays which are evenly spread on the commodity surface. For silos or bins, add tablets evenly to the commodity stream on the conveyor at receival or when turning into the silo or bin; or probe the tablets into the bulk surface at spacings 1.2 to 1.5 m apart in a grid pattern, dropping the tablets at intervals down the probe as it is being withdrawn.

Fumigation of Commodities in Bags, Packages and Stacks under Gas-Proof Sheeting or in Enclosures which are Gas-Tight
Place tablets or sachets spaced from each other on non-flammable trays eve,y distributed between and/or alongside stacked commodities in a manner that allows free circulation of gas. Where gas-proof sheeting is used, ensure its edges are sealed to the ground in a gas-tight manner after application.

Space Fumigation
Place tablets or sachets spaced from each other on non-flammable trays evenly spread in the enclosure, with application starting at the farthest point from the exit door. Ensure the enclosure is made gas-tight. Lock and seal exit door after application.

Removal of Spent Bags
remove spent bags after fumigation is complete, but only after minimum ventilation periods have been observed.