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is an inert mineral dust for insect pest control that's effective,
economical, long term and environmentally safe.
all economically important stored grain insect pests including
weevils, beetles, borers and moths. It provides 12 months
protection against insect pests in:
can benefit from using Dryacide?
Large Industrial and Government Organizations handling food
Farmers, Small Cooperatives, Importers and Exporters storing
food commodities and feed or seed grain.
Flour Mills and Bakeries storing their own grain.
Feed Producers and Food Processors.
Poultry, Cattle, Sheep and Pig Farmers and other Stock Producers.
is... Safe for the environment.
Dryacide is a harmless,
non-toxic amorphous silica powder that absorbs the wax on
insects. Without their wax coating, insects quickly dry out
and die. This non-chemical approach to insect control offers
commodities remain chemical and residue free. This is
an important issue for Organic Growers, Exporters and
other producers of residue-free food products. Dryacide
is approved for use by Australia's largest Organic Growers
used for stored commodity protection or structural treatment
of warehouses and food stores, Dryacide provides very
long-term protection, (normally one year or more). This
is because the product works by a physical absorption
process and does not contain chemicals which can break-down
or degrade. Unlike chemical insecticides, it is totally
unaffected by high or low temperatures, yet treatment
costs are no more than those of conventional chemical
treatments for structural treatments.
Additional benefits include
100 percent effectiveness against common insect species
including those resistant to chemical insecticides.
* treated grain or other food commodity has no withholding
period and can be used any time after treatment.
* complete protection in normal, vented silos and horizontal
storage areas subject to repeated infestation pressure.
Sealed storage facilities are not required.
you can be sure it works...
The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization (CSIRO) is one of the world's leading research
organizations. Much of the basic research and many field trials
on Dryacide have been conducted or supervised by this organization.
They have confirmed its effectiveness. Many grain-growers and
Bulk Grain Handling Authorities throughout Australia have adopted
Dryacide for structural treatment of their handling, transport
and storage facilities and/or grain protection.
Australia's warm summer climate and mild winters create ideal
conditions for the buildup of insect numbers. Dryacide has proven
to be very effective despite such high infestation pressure.
treating food commodities such as wheat, rice, corn and legumes,
Dryacide treatment at a rate of 1kg/tonne, costs no more than
chemical insecticide treatments.
As a structural treatment, considerable cost savings are achieved.
With a dust application rate of 2g/m2, the treatment cost is
only about 8% of that of chemical sprays. When sprayed on as
a water-based slurry at 6g/m2 (dry basis), the cost is still
less than half the cost of chemicals. And unlike chemical sprays,
which degrade very quickly in warm summer conditions, the dust
remains effective for at least one year.
of Stored Grain
is obtained by treatment of grain at a rate of 1 kg Dryacide
per tonne. Any powder dosing appliance can be used. The dust
is added into a moving stream of the grain at a steady rate
to ensure uniform distribution. Typical dosing points are
auger hoppers, belt conveyors and bucket elevators. An Applicator
made by Dryacide Australia and powered by a 12 volt DC battery
Aeration of the
treated grain should be started immediately if the grain is
still warm or has a moisture content too high for long-term
storage. This will prevent moisture migration and quality
grain with Dust Applicator during transfer into a farm
Treatment of empty silos (by Dust)
requires an air stream to move it onto surfaces and into
crevices. For economy and efficiency, we recommend bellows-type
dusters, however, any garden duster can be used.
When applying dust to large grain stores, food warehouses
or grain handling machinery, venturi blowers, such as
the Blovac BV22 unit illustrated, provide the best solution.
air powered units can also be used to blow, or vacuum away
grain debris from equipment and grain stores prior to treatment.
Two-stroke, backpack dusters can also be employed.
In order to achieve
an even coating on vertical surfaces, dust should be blown
through top hatches of vertical silos. If the silo is fitted
with an aeration fan, pour the pre-weighted quantity of dust
into the fan suction. For horizontal storage areas and warehouses,
apply from top to bottom, starting with roof structures. The
operator should wear a disposable dust mask when applying
dust inside stores or buildings.
novel method of application has received a high level of acceptance
in the grain industry due to its cleanliness, speed of treatment
and excellent control of application rates. Application details
and equipment recommendations are available.
New Dryacide developments.... in
fumigated grain stores...
dust coatings of 100g/m2 on the surface of bulk-stored grain
(snow-coat treatment) has proven to be an important factor in
controlled fumigation systems. The dust coating not only provides
a barrier to insect infestation, it also maintains higher fumigant
concentrations in the critical surface layer of grain. The small
amount of Dryacide required adds little to the cost of fumigation.
on the product's use
As the insecticidal
activity of the product lies in its drying properties, very
high ambient humidities reduce the effectiveness of Dryacide.
It is not significant when the periods of high humidity are
seasonal, e.g. a wet winter season, however, if high ambient
humidifies (70% or more) prevail throughout the year, Dryacide
should be tested in that situation prior to regular use.
For the same reason, treatment of damp food commodities should
be avoided. Recommended moisture contents for long-term storage
barley and oats
paddy rice and corn
levels would normally be attained after routine aeration-drying
after harvesting and storage.
The treatment of
grain by any of the commercially available desiccant dust
insecticides, including Dryacide, affects the physical properties
of the grain. Flow rates are reduced and the angle of repose
is increased. If all of the grain in a silo was treated, difficulties
may be experienced in emptying the silo completely. However,
with the top layer treatment recommended, the quantity of
dust applied is very low and no effects on the handling properties
or quality of the grain are experienced.
and Distributed by:
ENTOSOL (Australia) Pty Ltd
PO BOX 28
Roselands, NSW 2196 Aust
NRA Approval No. 54345/0701
Dryacide is manufactured with a high degree of quality
control and each batch is individually tested against
stored product pests to ensure its efficacy. However,
as we have no control over the storage, handling, mixing
or use of Dryacide, no responsibility will be accepted
by us or resellers for any failure in performance, damage,
or injury arising from storage, handling, application
in Australia | Made in USA