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Slow release formulation Part 1 - encapsulation of pesticides by starch matrices

Brown, C.; Dasgupta, T.P.; Roberts, E.V.

Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 2(1): 17-24

1991


Accession: 002493612

The encapsulation of the insecticide diazinon (as Basudin) was successfully achieved in 3 starch matrices. One starch borate matrix was prepared by using NaOH to solubilize the starch, and another by using boiling boric acid solution. A calcium adduct was also prepared. The encapsulation of borate with NaOH was used for 3 starches: maize, cassava and dasheen, which are all produced locally in Jamaica.

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