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Year : 2021, Volume : 83, Issue : 3
First page : ( 397) Last page : ( 400)
Print ISSN : 0367-8288. Online ISSN : 0974-8172. Published online : 2021 September 29.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-8172.2020.00214.X

Assessment of Storage Losses Due to Lasioderma Serricorne F. on Seed Spices

Chaudhari N J, Muralidharan C M1, Joshi Manish Kumar J*, Solanki C B

Department of Entomology, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, BK, 385506, Gujarat, India

1Date Palm Research Station, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Mundra-Kachchh370421, Gujarat, India

*Email: mj1107006@gmail.com (corresponding author)

Received:  01  ,  2020; :  01  ,  2020; Accepted:  01  ,  2020.

Abstract

The seed spices samples collected from some villages revealed that cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne F. was the only storage pest occurring under storage. The storage losses observed were serious and significant in the seed spices studied after one year of storage. It was observed that fenugreek and fennel suffered the least and maximum losses, with the overall weight loss being 3.62 and 60.24%, respectively. The maximum weight loss was observed after seven months of storage, except for fenugreek in which it was after nine months.

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Keywords

Lasioderma serricorne, Survey, Storage, Gujarat, Seed spices, Fenugreek, Cigarette beetle, Weight loss, Ajwain, Fennel, Cumin, Coriander, Period, Losses.

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