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STORED GRAIN INSECTS
When harvested produce is stored in houses, godowns and warehouses, it is attacked by a variety of insects that specialise in thriving under enclosed conditions. Although moisture, fungus, rodents and birds also cause damage to the stored grains, insects are considered to be the chief destroyers of harvested grains. The following insect pests are included in this section.
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By (author): M C Bhargava
The present book entitled “Pests of Stored Grains and Their Management” incorporates recent information on insect and other pests of stored grains and grain products covering global scenario. Each covers wider aspects of related work like needs and requirement of storage by the farmers, traders, govt. and other agencies; present status and future needs of storage entomology; types and extent of losses of food grains at post harvest handling; different types of storage techniques and prevalent rural and improved storage structures and receptacles; storage pests insects, mites, rodents, birds, microorganisms etc.; fumigants and their use; safety measures against poisoning; insecticide resistance management, management of stored grain pests etc. This book will serve as a valuable source of information on this subject and would be of great importance for the students, teachers and researchers and those interested in protecting the stored products from pests at domestic and/or commercial level.”
Dr. Girish Chandra, currently professor at Delhi University, has been teaching zoology for over 35 years and conducting research in insect taxonomy and pest control, particularly biological control and integrated pest management.