Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2017.0247[Article Number: 5659FAD66087]
Sorghum is a security crop widely grown in arid and semi-arid ecologies. Nigeria produces 30 to 40% of Africa’s sorghum. Sorghum in Nigeria is mostly produced and stored by rural farmers at the farm/village level after harvest. The prominent storage structures existing in rural areas in northern Nigeria are the mud rhumbus, thatched rhumbus and underground pits. During storage, different species of insect pests... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2017.0235[Article Number: E5453D365646]
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) and Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) are among important food legumes in African small scale agricultural systems and livelihoods of many rural poor. High volumes of these food legumes are lost during storage, mostly to a group of beetles called bruchids. To be able to develop safe, sustainable and effective practices of managing storage bruchids, it was critical to first... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2017.0243[Article Number: 955619A65499]
Maize is a major cereal crop in Tanzania and it is grown in diverse agro-ecological zones. Like other sub-Saharan countries, postharvest losses of maize during storage in Tanzania remain significantly high, especially for smallholder farmers. Unpredictable weather and poor postharvest practice contribute to rapid deterioration of grain and mold contamination, and subsequent production of mycotoxins. The purpose of this... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2017.0236[Article Number: 9702BE864836]
This study was carried out to reveal microbial contaminants on some selected ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables (eggplant, apple, tiger nut, bitter kola, cola nut, date and carrot) vended at motor parks, busy roads and local markets in Akure and Ado Ekiti metropolis (South Western Nigeria). It also evaluated the effectiveness of polyethylene packaging in controlling microbial contamination of these foods using product... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0233[Article Number: BC0421B64461]
The present study describes and evaluates a new tool for disinfesting maize grain from weevils using heat from boiling water. In developing countries, rural farmers lose huge amounts of grain due to weevils. Cost of insecticides and resistance of grain weevils to current insecticides are major threats. The grain losses affect the nutritional status and general quality of life of rural communities. Most grain is infested... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2014.0177[Article Number: 34971AB63986]
The present laboratory study was carried out in the entomological laboratory the Department of plant science, Ambo University. The experiment was carried out using randomized complete block design with three replications to evaluate the efficacy of four locally available botanicals. The botanicals evaluated were: Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf and seed, hop bush (Dodonae angustifolia) fresh leaf, Pyrethrum... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0229[Article Number: 4490CC263190]
Faba bean, Vicia faba L. is an important legume crop that substitute animal proteins especially in developing countries. Bean bruchids or bean weevil, Accanthoscelides obtectus Say is a major insect pest of the faba bean grains mainly in the store. An experiment was conducted in Debremarkose University to screen effective botanical oils for the management of bean bruchids on faba bean grains. The tested oils were from... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0217[Article Number: 57564F863192]
“Energy efficient rural food processing utilizing renewable energy to improve rural Livelihoods” known as the “RE4Food” project is a three year effort by researchers in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the UK, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It takes its objectives from the observation by the World Health Organization (WHO) that... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0224[Article Number: 08E03D062557]
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the world’s oldest oil seed crop grown mainly for its seeds. Insect pests are one of the most important factors affecting production and storage of sesame grain affecting both its quality and quantity. In order to assess and determine storage grain loss due to Plodia interpunctella, an assessment was conducted in western zone of Tigray (13°45’ to 14°28’ N... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0227[Article Number: 305719B62559]
The requirement that all Australian grain exports are insect-free relies on phosphine fumigation to control stored grain pests such as the lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica).The value of the current infrastructure in the grain storage, transport and handling network depends on the efficacy of phosphine fumigation. However, the biosecurity of the grain supply network is threatened by the emergence of Strong-Form... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0207[Article Number: 885C31062328]
Efficacy of long-lasting polypropylene storage bags incorporated with deltamethrin insecticide developed by Vestergaard Frandsen SA. to protect grains (cowpea and maize) from stored products insect damage was compared to grains admixed with Permethrin at 2.5 ppm stored in Polypropylene (PP) bags and untreated grains stored in PP bags investigated in the laboratories of Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0210[Article Number: 91D3AFE60896]
For many years, Sesame producing farmers in Kafta–Humera, northern Ethiopia had been trying to protect their Sesame crop from infestation. However, it was not effective because of re-infestation by pest within a few days after pesticide spray. As a result. in the area, where this research was conducted, the infestation and damage level of the pest were increasing year after year. This study assessed farmers’... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0221[Article Number: 985D59660444]
Chilling injury is a physiological disorder caused by the exposure of fruits and vegetables to low temperature above the freezing point. Chilling can delay fruit ripening in tomato fruits. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of hot water treatment on reduction of chilling injury and keeping quality of tomato fruits. The experiment was done in post-harvest physiology laboratory of Jimma University... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0212[Article Number: 1BF1A6E60446]
This study was aimed to evaluate the toxicity of semi-purified fractions (FS) (Hexane - FH, ethyl acetate - FAE, ethanol/water - FEA) and the essential oils of the bark and leaves of Croton urucurana against the bean weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus). The insects were subjected to concentration-mortality bioassays of the FS, to determine the LC50. Subsequently, the effect of the FS was evaluated, through the method of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0198[Article Number: 845296B60212]
Affordable, pesticide-free, and reliable maize storage containers for seed and food purposes are not available in many subsistence farming cultures. As a result, subsistence farmers lose their crop to pests and are forced to dispose of their maize for a low price right after harvest thus, robbing them of profit and food for the rest of the year. The objective of this research was to develop information to enable... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2016.0205[Article Number: 23FBA0A58846]
This secondary data analysis was conducted to assess post-harvest losses and handling practices. The postharvest section of the Living Standard Measurement Survey (LSMS) data set of the Ethiopian Rural Socio-economic Survey (ERSS) was used as a data source. The analysis result showed losses of 153.29 kg of cereal crops (7.7% households), 120.16 kg of pulses (5.5% households), 320 kg of oilseeds (4.1% households), 102.19... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0197[Article Number: ED2E7E058173]
Alternatives for the control of insect pests in grain processing and storage units are necessary to maintain the characteristics of the product and decrease environmental impact. Although the toxic effects of ozone on some insect pests of stored products are already known, there is little information about their effects inside the grain column. This study aimed to evaluate Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabr.) (Coleoptera:... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0201[Article Number: 89A18B457775]
Nemafric-BL phytonematicide, produced from fermented fruit of wild watermelon (Cucumis africanus), had been consistent in suppressing root-knot (Meloidogyne species) nematode population densities. However, due to the biological nature of Nemafric-BL phytonematicide, quality could be compromised during increasing storage period. A study was, therefore, conducted to determine the response of cucurbitacin B concentration... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0190[Article Number: CDE4CF457310]
Cashew apple, a juicy fruit, rich in vitamins and minerals, is still a highly underutilized fruit in Nigeria. Cashew apple can be processed into a variety of products, such as juice, quash, syrups, jam, candy, wine alcohol, vinegar and dietary fiber. Although various research works have been carried out on cashew apple, and its nutritional qualities, a number of challenges may still be responsible for it’s under... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0195[Article Number: 871545957007]
This study was made with the aim of exploring Teff value chain and postharvest-losses in Ethiopia. Semi-structured survey questionnaire and interview of key informants were used to collect primary data. Characterizations, descriptive statistics, Probit, and Tobit regression models were used to analyze data collected. SPSS and Microsoft Excel were used to analyze the data. The result identified major chain actors in the... Read more.
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