EFUME™
Ethyl Formate

EFUME™ a safe, non-residual way to protect your post-harvest produce, packaged and stored foods and processing equipment. The active ingredient is Ethyl Formate – a naturally occurring, non-residual substance with zero ozone depleting potential. Ethyl Formate is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has low mammalian toxicity but rapidly kills insect pests. It is approved in a number of countries for control of insect pests of post-harvest commodity. EFUME™ has been developed for a broad range of applications from post-harvest fumigation household pests to equipment disinfestation. It is suited to a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, cut flowers, and the list of regulatory approvals is expanding rapidly. You can rely on EFUME™ for rapid and effective control of post-harvest insect pests  (1 to 24 hours).

Other benefits include faster shipment of treated commodities as EFUME™ eliminates the need for withholding periods and a shorter ventilation period. Importers and exporters of agricultural goods need to check with local authority requirement and approval for use of  EFUME™ for post shipment applications.

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Product Benefits:

Environmental Impact Bonus

  • A safe replacement to commercially available toxic fumigants
  • Environmentally friendly, fast-acting alternative to methyl bromide.
  • The active ingredient and its break down compounds are naturally occurring substance
  • Zero global warming potential.

Produce Outcomes

  • Favourable toxicological profile compared to traditional fumigants.
  • EFUME also offers quality gains. Treatment results have shown that EFUME does not damage the fruit in any way. And – most importantly – it is proving 100% effective in the elimination of pests.

Application Effectiveness

  • Effective for a wide range of insects.
  • Approved for a broad selection of fruit, vegetables and grains
  • EFUME a safe, non-residual way to protect your post-harvest produce, packaged and stored foods and processing equipment.

Economical Gains

  • Faster shipping – no withholding period, leads to efficiency gains thanks to dedicated, innovative dispensing solution.
  • A safe replacement to commercially available toxic fumigants
  • Environmentally friendly, fast-acting alternative to methyl bromide.
  • The active ingredient and its break down compounds are naturally occurring substances
  • Zero global warming potential.
  • EFUME™ overcomes the problems associated with growing resistance among insects and pests to traditional chemicals and fumigants
  • Favourable toxicological profile compared to traditional fumigants.
  • Highest occupational exposure limits compared with other fumigants available in the market
  • Effective for a wide range of post harvest and household insect pests
  • Approved for a broad selection of fruit, vegetables and grains
  • Faster shipping – no withholding period, leads to efficiency gains thanks to dedicated, innovative dispensing solution.
  • EFUME™ also offers quality gains. Treatment results have shown that EFUME™ does not damage the fruit in any way. And – most importantly – it is proving 100% effective in the elimination of pests.
  • Backed by Draslovka Services involving extensive consulting, installation, safety training and customer supporting communications and documentation.  
Target commodityTarget pestsDose rate and treatment time
Cereal grains, oilseeds, dried fruits, dates, tobacco
Grain storage premises
and equipment
Complete control of all stages of: Lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica), Flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), Psocids (various species), Storage moths (Esphestia spp., Plodia spp.), Saw-toothed grain beetle
(Oryzaephilus spp.), Flat grain beetle (Cryptolestes spp.) Complete control of eggs, larvae and adults of: Cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne), Nitidulid beetles Carpophilus hemipterus; C. maculates); Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)
660g/m3 (6 hours exposure)
or
420g/m3 (24 hours exposure)
BananaMites (Oligotetranycus spp.), Mealybugs (Dysmicoccus spp.) Scale (Aspidiotus spp.), Coffee bean weevil - Araecerus fasciculatus 420 g/m3 (6 hours exposure)
Capsicum or sweet pepperWestern flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)70 g/m3 (2 hours exposure)
AppleObscure mealybugs - Pseudococcus viburni,
Onion thrips - Thrips tabaci, Latania scale insects - Hemiberlesia lataniae
160 g/m3 for 1 hour
PineappleMites (Dolichotetranychus floridanus), Mealybugs (Dysmicoccus neobrevipes) Scale (Diaspis bromiliae)420 g/m3 (2 hours exposure)
Kiwifruit (Excluding Gold Kiwifruit)Oleander scale (Aspidiotus nerii), Long tailed mealybugs (Pseudococcus longispinus)140 g/m3 (6 hours exposure)
Table grapes, Blueberry and PersimmonLight brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana), Red back spiders (Latrodectus hasselti), Two spotted mite (Tetranychus urticae)

Long tailed Mealy bug (Pseudococcus longispinus), Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), Plague thrips (Thrips imagines)
240g/m3 (4 hours)

120 g/m3 (3 hours)
CitrusLight Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana), Fullers Rose Weevil (Asynonychus cervinus), Calfornian red scale (Aonidiella aurantii), Bean thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus)

Long-Tailed Mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus), Citrus Mealybug (Planococcus citrri)
370 g/m3 for 6 hours

330 g/m3 for 3 hours
Fresh sweet cornCotton bollworm or corn earworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner)
Native budworm or Australian bollworm, Helicoverpa punctigera (Wallengren),
Two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae (Koch),
Western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande),
Plague thrips Thrips imaginis (Bagnall),
Green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer),
Corn aphid Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch)
270 g/m3 for 4 hours
Bed bugsBed bugs- adults, immature and egg stages of Cimex sp510 g/m3 for 4 hours

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