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Second Fume8 “Beta” generation machine sucessfully delivered to UBL


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UBL has today taken delivery of its second Fume8 “Beta” generation machine.

Produced in Western Australia the patented technology mixes liquid ethyl formate with nitrogen gas to form an inert, non-flammable, non-toxic vapour. Unlike any other vaporisers, the Fume8 system does not require a mixing chamber and is able to operate in a continuous manner – rather than a batch process.

The patented Fume8 technology has now progressed through the prototype phase and is ready for commercialisation.

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New strategies needed as survey uncovers high levels of phosphine-resistant insects


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Data collected by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) shows the need for new strategies to counter a rise in strong levels of insect resistance to some grain storage treatments used.

We are seeing strong levels of resistance to phosphine from the rice weevil, the rusty grain beetle, and the saw-toothed grain beetle on-farm – Dr Manoj Nayak

Read the full article here.