বিষয় : pulses storing
বিস্তারিত :What is the major pest problem for pulses storing and what are the remedies ?


Bruchids (Callosobruchus chinenensis, C. maculates) are the major insect pest for stored pulses. Some control measures can be taken to reduce loss and maintain seed quality is given below:

  1. Before preservation seeds should be well dried (moisture level 8-9%). Preservation should be done in an air tight container like gunny-bag with poly-bag, plastic or metallic drum.
  2. For storing a small quantity of seed neem oil can be mixed @ 5 ml/kg seed.
  3. Using phostoxin tablet only one for every 100 kg seeds in an airtight container can keep the stored seed for about one year without infestation.
  4. Seed container should be kept away from the soil surface

    Pulse Research Centre, BARI, Gazipur.