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Field investigations of selectively treated bamboo species

Articles

Journal/Conference:

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS

Language:

English

Author:

Pant K. K.; Satya Santosh; Naik S. N.

Experts:

Kaur Perminder Jit

Year:

2016

Volume:

74

Issue:

5

Pages:

771-773

In the present study, eco-friendly treatment of D. strictus bamboo species was performed using traditional water leaching method and smoking and plant extract (neem oil, cedar oil, jatropha cake extract, aqueous extract of leafy biomass of lantana and jatropha leaves). Control samples were damaged up to 60 % within 3 months and completely destroyed within 6 months of exposure to termites. Results of field investigations were found to be in conformity with laboratory findings of earlier investigations. Though, both traditional treatments of bamboo were able to provide protection better than control sample yet full protection in field was not achieved. Copperised neem oil treated bamboo specimens were found to be the most durable samples up to 3 years of exposure to field conditions.