Effect of hermetic storage of groundnut pods on the adult emergence and pod damage caused by the bruchid, Caryedon serratus (Olivier)
Publication Date : 31/03/2016
An experiment on the effectiveness of hermetic storage of groundnut to prevent or reduce the damage caused by C. serratus was conducted by using hermetic bags like Magik bags and Super grain bags. These were compared with conventional storage bags like Nylon bags, Cloth bags, Polythene lined cloth bags, Polythene lined thin netted jute bags, thick netted and thin netted double layered, Thick netted and thin netted single layered jute bags. The adult emergence and pod damage was estimated to measure the effectiveness. Groundnut pods stored in Magik bags were completely free from infestation by C. serratus by recording zero adult emergence and zero pod damage up to six months storage period. The kernels from the pods stored in Magik bags recorded cent per cent germination up to six months of storage.
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