Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Triple layered hermetic bags for storage of pulses by the small holding farmers in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh
Dr. K Bhagya Lakshmi, Dr. D Chnnam Naidu, Ch Sunitha and Dr. G Chitti babu
Reducing post-harvesting losses is an enduring problem for the farmers in India and other developing countries. Losses during storage account for the maximum portion of post harvesting losses. In India majority of the farmers belong to the small and marginal farmers, where the availability of infrastructure facilities are meager at farmer’s level. Farmers generally store the harvested produce in gunny bags or polypropylene bags, which may not provide safe and conducive environment from pests and insects. Cost effective and environment friendly storage technologies need to be introduced to the farmers for reducing the storage losses at field level. By considering the immense need for preventing storage losses, On Farm Trial (OFT) on assessment of triple layer hermetic bags was conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amadalavalasa from 2017-2018. A total number of 5 locations (5 farm families) in Nimmatorlavada, Divanjipeta, Kongaram villages were selected for the study. Black gram and Green gram were stored in triple layer hermetic bags for assessing the quality of pulses after 4 and 6 months of storage. The study revealed that the the mean number of adult insects found in black gram stored in conventional bags were 17.00 and hermetic bags were 2.60.The mean number of insects in green gram stored in hermetic bags were 3.00 after six months of storage. the percentage of damage in pulses stored using two different storing systems after six months revealed that the number of bored grains in black gram was 28.32 per cent in conventional bags used by farmers practice and green gram. Whereas the number of bored grains percentage is found to be nil in many locations in both black gram and green gram.
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Dr. K Bhagya Lakshmi, Dr. D Chnnam Naidu, Ch Sunitha and Dr. G Chitti babu. Triple layered hermetic bags for storage of pulses by the small holding farmers in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4S):179-181.