Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
Start Year: 2010
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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.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0191[Article Number: 6D7BC7A57005]
The physical properties of grain, such as temperature and moisture content are two key factors in grain storage. Temperature and relative humidity are two crucial factors for stored grain. In this study, three different storage conditions (room temperature at , 25°C; cooling at , 4 °C; and freezing at , -20°C) were investigated. Yellow dent corn (Zea mays L.) maize(variety Blue River 571136) from Iowa,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015. 0188[Article Number: 196482D56644]
Chickpea, Cicer arietinum L. is one of the major pulses grown in Ethiopia and provides an important source of food and nutritional security for the rural poor. However; chickpea seeds are heavily damage by bruchids and suffer heavy loss in quantity and quality. This study was conducted to determine the effects of different storage treatments on proximate properties of stored improved and local chickpea varieties over... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0189[Article Number: 950651D55417]
Preservation of mature green tomatoes in a controlled atmosphere (CA) was studied under semi-arid condition in Nigeria. Mature-green tomatoes were held in 5-litre glass jars filled with 4% oxygen and 96% nitrogen at ambient temperature of 24 to 29°C for 5 days or 10 days. The fruits were thereafter exposed to normal atmosphere and compared with fruits that were stored in normal air (control).. Fruits held in CA for... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2012.034[Article Number: 080279355420]
The effect of use of modified atmosphere packaging technology (MAP) for increased shelf life of the Cut spikes of gladiolus grandiflorus Hort were studied. Three mixtures gas were evaluated, in two temperature conditions. The best condition was in the mixture with 70% N2, 15% CO2, 15% O2. Modified atmosphere packaging allowed conservation of cut spikes gladiolus by six days in polyethylene bag median barrier a 5°C.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0175[Article Number: AEA6ACC54741]
Bruchid (Callosobruchus chinensis L) is the most important insect pest of pulses in store. Loss assessment study due to Bruchids in store on chickpea was conducted from October 2004 to March 2005 under laboratory conditions (25-27°C and 61% RH) in the College of Agriculture Asmara University. The treatments used were: Control, (with no treatment), mixture of sand, taff, ash, Malathox 1% and sesame oil. Monthly data... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0187[Article Number: 70EA76554112]
Inadequate storage facilities have contributed to severe postharvest losses in maize in many developing countries. This study determined the potential of termite mound clay (TMC), a readily-available material in Nigeria for constructing on-farm storage silos. 3 tonnes of maize at 11.2% moisture content (MC) was loaded into each silo for an 8-month storage period. Performance evaluation was done in comparison to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015.0184[Article Number: 927F7F953781]
The production and utilization of maize have increased tremendously across all regions of Ghana in recent times. However, aflatoxin (AF) contamination in grain maize has remained a critical food safety concern. The study was conducted in 6 districts in the Upper East and Upper West regions of Ghana to assess farmers’ knowledge on AF, and determine AF levels under farmer storage conditions. A total of 240... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2014.0181[Article Number: 0251A3E53194]
India is the leading producer and importer of pulse in the world. Post-harvest loss is very high in India with losses during storage around 5 to 10%. This situation demands the development of storage guidelines for pulses to provide information to farmers on how long storage is possible without deterioration. Black gram is selected for this study as it is an important pulse used in many traditional specialty products in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2015. 0185[Article Number: 5CFAB7252678]
The larger grain borer (LGB), Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) is a cosmopolitan and major storage pest of maize causing up to 48% dry weight loss. Chemical pesticides are available for the management of this pest but these have potential negative effects on the consumer and the environment if misused. Thus, the present study aimed at assessing the compatibility of two bio-control agents (Teretrius nigrescens and Beauveria... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2014. 0169[Article Number: 2EC6A4B51300]
Soybean was procured from a local market in Ilorin, washed, dried, milled, packaged and stored under hermetic conditions using transparent plastic container. Proximate composition was carried out on the samples 4-monthly (once-in -4 months) for a period of one year. Moisture content was determined by air-oven method while proximate composition was carried out by Standard Methods of Association of Official Analytical... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2014.0179[Article Number: 709372E51302]
Eco-friendly management of bruchid beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis infesting faba bean (Vicia faba) and cowpea (Vigna angulculata) under laboratory conditions were conducted at Department of Plant Protection, Hamelmalo Agricultural College, Keren, Eritrea, to evaluate the effectiveness of four environment friendly treatments, that is, sesame oil, neem seed powder, hot water salt solution and cold water salt solution... Read more.
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