As per various surveys, 25% agricultural commodities gets wasted because of insects, inappropriate handling & storage. Most Of grains infested by insects, pests & fungus during Storage
Various forms of chemical-based treatments are used to eliminate these insects, however, these harmful chemical like alter the food we consume on daily basis.
Carbon dioxide gas is an alternative natural pest control option which is being currently utilized for Mangal organic products. Driven largely by the ideas of ‘organic grain’ or ‘clean & green’, carbon dioxide is usually easier to manage in smaller, gas-tight silos less than 300 tones.
The Cocoon is a commercially available hermetic storage container that consists of two plastic vavles that are joined together with an air-tight zipper. After the cocoon bag is loaded with dry grains , CO-2 gas is filled in the cocoon. Cocoons reduces the flow of oxygen, humidity and moisture between the stored grain or seed and the outside atmosphere. When the Cocoon bag is properly sealed, oxygen level is reduced to 0% which eliminates all insects or insects causing agents or humidity to prevent any future infestation. This oxygen reduction reduces live insects up to less than 1 insect/Egg per kg of grains without using any harmful insecticides - often within 8-10 days of sealing. It stabilizes the moisture inside the cocoon which prevents infestation of the grains and maintain low moisture content. It is one of the best non-hazardous treatment to improve grains quality and self-life.