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Stored Grain

Stored Grain Deadzone™ is a natural and reliable insecticide for stored grain and is a powerful complimentary active to any integrated pest management program

Deadzone™ is an effective addition for insect pest and mite control, by physical action for suppressing insect pest damage to stored grain, including barley, buckwheat, corn, oats, rice, rye, sorghum grain, wheat, and mixtures of these grains. 

Figure 1 shows the difference in the effectiveness of the same concentrations of natural diatomaceous earth insecticides against rice weevil (sensitive to diatomaceous earth) and red flour beetle (tolerant to diatomaceous earth).

Deadzone™ generated significantly higher efficacy when compared with the effectiveness of all other competitive products after exposure of 14 days Deadzone™ applied at 400 ppm caused 100% mortality of tested insect pests.

 

Figure 1

The average mortality of Sitophilus oryzae (rice weevil) and Tribolium castaneum, (red flour beetle) after the exposure of 14 days to 400 ppm (400 grams per 1000 kg of grain) of hard red wheat.

Deadzone™ can be used to protect and treat the following areas and can be applied either as a dry powder or as a wettable powder spray application:

  • Harvest and loading equipment: combines, trucks, augers, etc
  • Storage facilities: bins, flat storages, ship holds, box cars, and silos 
  • Add mixture dry treatment 
  • Top dress treatment

Please refer to the EPA label before use. Link to label, SDS and OMRI - here

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