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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:1, January, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(1): 121-133

Surface Polishing of Black Mold Affected Sorghum
Mohini Mahendra Dange1*, Ashwini M. Charpe2 and Pramod H. Bakane3
1Department of Agril. Process Engg., Dept. of APE, CTAE, Dr.PDKV, Akola, India
2Department of Plant Pathology, AICRP on PHET, Dr.PDKV, Akola, India
3Department of Agril. Process Engg., AICRP on PHET, Dr.PDKV, Akola, India
*Corresponding author

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour (L) Moench) is the fifth major cereal crop in the world after wheat, rice, maize and barley. In India the crop is grown of 12.5 million ha. Maharashtra produces 49.82 lack tonnes of sorghum on 55.57 lacks ha., out of which Vidarbha produces 14.08 lack tonnes of sorghum. PKV mini dal mill can be used for polishing of mold affected sorghum with 80 no emery roller and 1200 rpm roller speed at feed rate of 120 kg/h. The combination gave very less black mold rating, hence this combination is considered better for polishing of blackened sorghum. The study revealed that, the 1000 grains mass was slightly reduced from 0.032 to 0.031 kg and hardness was reduced from 6.62 kg to 5.62 kg after polishing mould affected sorghum. The protein content of mold affected sorghum 11.51% was slightly reduced to 11.35 %. whereas carbohydrates content was slightly increased from 71.86 to 72.02 % after polishing. Percent incidence of mycoflora was reduced from 85% to 62% after polishing. It was observed that, there was significantly lower weight in unpolished (4.125 %) and polished sorghum grains (4.37%) when stored in tin container and at par with each other followed by polypropylene bags, gunny bag lined with polyethylene and higher in gunny bags (6.0%) at the end of 4 months. It was observed that, the storage period for unleavened cake (bhakries) prepared from fresh CSH – 9 was 120 days and showed better acceptability. The cost of mold affected sorghum polishing was worked out to be Rs. 35/q. The break even point and payback period is 37 % and 1.40 years respectively. Surface polishing of black mold sorghum by using PKV mini dal mill is techno economically feasible.

Keywords: Sorghum dal mill, polishing, mold affected, storage period

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Mohini Mahendra Dange, Ashwini M. Charpe and Pramod H. Bakane. 2023. Surface Polishing of Black Mold Affected Sorghum.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(1): 121-133. doi:
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