Liquid Poured On A Grain Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Liquid Poured On A Grain Load

In response to a photo of grain in a box car, Red Battreall commented that he worked at an elevator in the early 1950s. He stated, ..."after we filled the car to the proper height we would dump gallon jugs of some kind of pungent liquid that would take your breath away. I assume it was to fumigate the grain."

Does anyone know what this liquid was? If so, was this a common practice?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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