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Assessment of insect infestation and damage to stored grains and their products.

Subrahmanyan, V. and Pingale, S. V. and Kadkol, S. B. and Swaminathan, M. (1955) Assessment of insect infestation and damage to stored grains and their products. Bulletin of Central Food Technological Research Institute, 4. pp. 113-116.

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The need to save the stoled grains and their products from insect damage is being increasingly realized. In some countries public opinion against insect infestation is so strong that it has become necessary to reject grains or their products carrying infestation beyond certain limits. Though this serves, to a certain extent, as a punishment for indifferent storage or failure to adopt proper protective measures, it also necessitates the development of simple methods for the assessment of the extent of such infestation. In India, the chief me:hod employed to find out the extent of d~mage in the grain appears to be only that of counting the damaged kernels as suggested by Sontakayl and others2, 3. The method is laborious when used for the grains damaged by boring insects and does not differentiate between slightly and heavily bored grains. Further, it cannot be employed for del'ermining 'the damage to the milled grain and grain products. Recentlv, a number of methods for the detection of insect damage and infestation have been developed at this Institute and elsewhere and it is the object of this paper to discuss the relative merits of the available methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stored grains, insect infestation, damaged kernels
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 08 Grains
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 10:58
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 10:58
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2656

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