Solarization to Protect Pigeonpea Seeds from Bruchid Damage during Storage

Ghaffar, M A and Chauhan, Y S (1999) Solarization to Protect Pigeonpea Seeds from Bruchid Damage during Storage. International Chickpea Newsletter, 6. pp. 50-52. ISSN 0257-2508

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Abstract

Temperature and survival of Callosobruchus maculatus was studied in polythene bags containing pigeon pea seeds. The bags were exposed to the sun for a week (maximum outside temperature 42°C) or kept in the laboratory at 30-35°C. The maximum temperature in bags exposed to sunlight was 65°C and C. maculatus in these bags died without laying eggs. In bags kept in the laboratory, C. maculatus laid a considerable number of eggs and survived for up to 5 weeks. Pigeon pea germination was not adversely affected by solarization.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 12:38
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 12:38
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2997
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