Insects, especially fungi and weevils, cause great losses in stored grains. They amount to several million euros per year.
Currently, the main weapons against these pests are specific chemical products; some of which will soon be banned, due to the environmental problems that they cause. And, in addition, these pests are getting stronger and stronger, which contributes to the damage.
Research into the use of high-resistance ozone to kill weevils is the example that things (almost always) can be done better.
In tests carried out so far it has been shown that ozone destroys these pests without leaving chemical traces in the product. Insects and fungi also cannot develop an ozone resistance.
A more effective system
Although the use of ozone in grain storage is still considered as a research phase, in Europe there are already many examples of the effectiveness of the system. The results reveal that, with the application of ozone, not all the weevils die, but they do flee to the top of the granary. When they open the floodgates, they flee. A solution that could almost be better than eliminating them while they are inside the grain.
Green Biozone works so that ozone can be used in more and more areas, from different industries. This minimizes economic losses since the harvests are more protected during the whole process, even in the storage process.