International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2019, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part A
Scientific validation of ITK oil to protect pulses from storage pests
The post harvest damage has huge quality losses in food grains combined with economic losses due to infestation of insect-pests. This damage may be due to direct feeding of grains by insect and pests or microbial agent like fungi and bacteria. Experiment were carried out in two phase i.e. September to January and March to July. Three pulses viz lentil, black gram and green gram have been taken with three treatments i.e. control, with 3 drop and with 5 drops oil per Kg whole pulse and spilitted pulse. Perceptible effect of application of mustard oil in controlling storage pests of green gram, black gram and lentil was observed from the experimental results, thus corroborating the ITK practice. Damage were seen only in 5 cases out of 60 in pulses where 3 drops of mustard oil were applied per kg grains. Similarly where 5 drops were applied the damage was found in 3 samples out of 60. The results indicate that application of mustard oil reduced the insect attack in stored pulses. It can also be said that 3 to 5 drops of oil may be applied in pulses.
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Sunita Arya. Scientific validation of ITK oil to protect pulses from storage pests. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2019;6(3):51-54.