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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 2021-2028

Performance Evaluation of Grain Storage in Hermetic Bag
V. Vijaya Lakshmi1*, J. Deepika3, T. Kamlaja2 and K. Rajeswari3
1Principal Scientist (FRM), AICRP (Home Science), PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
2Senior Scientist (FN), AICRP (Home Science), PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
3SRF, AICRP (Home Science), PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author

Grain storage is mainly done to reduce the grain loss which can be caused by insect attack, mold growth, moisture content and other contaminations. Various methods are used by the farmers to store the grains i.e. indoor and outdoor structures, containers, underground storage, aerial storage etc. However every method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Hermetic bag is a new concept to store the grains which can be used in individual houses for their yearlong consumption as many people both in rural and urban areas purchase grains in bulk as big buys cost less and store it at home either in plastic or metal containers or gunny bags. However to avoid the insect attack they do sun drying once in a while, add fungicide tablets or boric powder, neem leaves etc. To simplify their task of periodical checking, to protect the grains from insect attack and avoid the contamination of grains with chemicals, hermetic bag was designed and developed and tested under laboratory conditions. The results revealed that it was effective in storing the grains with low moisture content, absence of insect attack and better germination rate.

Keywords: Grain storage, Hermetic bag, Germination, Cooking quality, Contamination

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Vijaya Lakshmi, V., J. Deepika, T. Kamlaja and Rajeswari, K. 2020. Performance Evaluation of Grain Storage in Hermetic Bag.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 2021-2028. doi:
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