Comparative evaluation of six storage methods for postharvest preservation of cowpea grain

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594201
Title:
Comparative evaluation of six storage methods for postharvest preservation of cowpea grain
Authors:
Baoua, I. B.; Amadou, L.; Margam, V.; Murdock, L. L.
Abstract:
Several technologies reputedly minimize losses of stored cowpea grain to bruchid beetles on low resource farms in Africa. Side by side comparison of these different postharvest storage methods can provide the basis for deciding which performs best. We compared six different technologies for cowpea storage: (1) grain mixed with ash; (2) mixed with sand; (3) fumigated with phostoxin; (4) admixed with the stems and leaves of . Boscia senegalensis (Pers) Lam ex Poir, a potential botanical insecticide; (5) disinfested using a solar heater, and; (6) hermetically sealed in triple-layer plastic bags. Sampling was done at thirty-day intervals over five months of storage. Counts were made of (i) adult emergence holes, (ii) dead larvae and (iii) surviving bruchid larvae and adults. Controls, which consisted of infested cowpea grain stored in cloth bags, were damaged extensively. . Boscia senegalensis-treated grain suffered similar severe damage. All other treatments suppressed bruchid population increases as was evident from the much lower counts of emergence holes and lower numbers of surviving or dead insects. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
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Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
Citation:
Baoua IB, Amadou L, Margam V, Murdock LL (2012) Comparative evaluation of six storage methods for postharvest preservation of cowpea grain. Journal of Stored Products Research 49: 171–175. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2012.01.003.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Journal of Stored Products Research
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
DOI:
10.1016/j.jspr.2012.01.003
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0022-474X
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Articles; Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)

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dc.contributor.authorBaoua, I. B.en
dc.contributor.authorAmadou, L.en
dc.contributor.authorMargam, V.en
dc.contributor.authorMurdock, L. L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T13:23:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T13:23:43Zen
dc.date.issued2012-04en
dc.identifier.citationBaoua IB, Amadou L, Margam V, Murdock LL (2012) Comparative evaluation of six storage methods for postharvest preservation of cowpea grain. Journal of Stored Products Research 49: 171–175. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2012.01.003.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-474Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jspr.2012.01.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594201en
dc.description.abstractSeveral technologies reputedly minimize losses of stored cowpea grain to bruchid beetles on low resource farms in Africa. Side by side comparison of these different postharvest storage methods can provide the basis for deciding which performs best. We compared six different technologies for cowpea storage: (1) grain mixed with ash; (2) mixed with sand; (3) fumigated with phostoxin; (4) admixed with the stems and leaves of . Boscia senegalensis (Pers) Lam ex Poir, a potential botanical insecticide; (5) disinfested using a solar heater, and; (6) hermetically sealed in triple-layer plastic bags. Sampling was done at thirty-day intervals over five months of storage. Counts were made of (i) adult emergence holes, (ii) dead larvae and (iii) surviving bruchid larvae and adults. Controls, which consisted of infested cowpea grain stored in cloth bags, were damaged extensively. . Boscia senegalensis-treated grain suffered similar severe damage. All other treatments suppressed bruchid population increases as was evident from the much lower counts of emergence holes and lower numbers of surviving or dead insects. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectBruchidsen
dc.subjectCowpeaen
dc.subjectHermeticen
dc.subjectPhostoxinen
dc.subjectSolaren
dc.subjectStorageen
dc.titleComparative evaluation of six storage methods for postharvest preservation of cowpea grainen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Stored Products Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN), BP 240 Maradi, Nigeren
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Entomology, 901 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089, United Statesen
kaust.authorMurdock, L. L.en
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