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Seed Potato Disinfection by Conveyor Belt Dipper

Naturevolume 150page769 (1942) | Download Citation



UNTIL recently one of the factors limiting large-scale application of disinfection of potato seed for the prevention of various diseases was that no suitable appliance had been evolved for handling large bulks of seed potatoes. During 1940 and 1941 considerable tonnages of early varieties were dipped in Scotland on lifting by a simple derrick erected over a large tank of the solution. Although effective, this method entailed considerable labour and left much to be desired.

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  1. Bayer Products, Ltd., Africa House, London, W. C. 2.

    • C. T. N. WAKELY
    •  & H. C. MELLOR


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