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Effect of insect infestation on stored grain. III. Studies on kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgare).

Venkat Rao, S. and Nuggehalli, R. N. and Swaminathan, M. and Pingale, S. V. and Subrahmanyan, V. (1958) Effect of insect infestation on stored grain. III. Studies on kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgare). Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 12. pp. 837-839.

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Abstract

Kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgαre), which is easily susceptible to damage by insects during storage, was subjected to infestation by Cαlandra oryzae L. (weevils) and the changes brought about in the grain have been studied. The results show that weevils cause a heavy loss in the weight of the grain. The extent of unhygienic conditions brought about in the grain by the presence of insect excreta and body fragments has been assessed. The uric acid (an important constituent of insect excreta) content of the grain was found to increase with the progress of infestation. An increase in the kernel damage and fat acidity and a decrease in the thiam¡ne content were also observed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaffir corn, Sorghum vulgαre, infestation, Cαlandra oryzae , insect pest
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 04:48
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 04:48
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3928

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