The Effect of disinfestation with carbon bisulphide on the germination of coffee seeds

Mendes, L.O.T.; Franco, C.M.

Boletim Tecnico Instituto Agronomico do Estado, em Campinas 7(1): 33


The measure generally recommended in Sao Paulo for the treatment of coffee beans infested by Stephanoderes (Hypothemus) hampei, Ferr., is fumigation for 12-24 hours with carbon bisulphide at the rate of 3 fl. oz. per 10 cu. ft. The experiments described were carried out to determine whether this process affected the germinating power of coffee beans intended for planting.