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Article Number - 6E5EB948424


Vol.1(2), pp. 13 -17 , October 2010

ISSN: 2141-6567



Full Length Research Paper

Proximate composition of selected groundnut varieties and their susceptibility to Trogoderma granarium Everts attack


A. K. Musa1*, D. M. Kalejaiye1, L. E. Ismaila1 and A. A. Oyerinde2




1Department of Crop Protection, University of Ilorin, P. M. B. 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria.

2Department of Biology, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.


Email: akmusa@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 23 March 2010  Published: 31 October 2010

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The proximate composition including moisture content, crude fat, crude protein and ash were determined for six groundnut varieties. Moisture content was highest (8.9%) in SAMNUT 19 followed by SAMNUT 23(8.6%) and was lowest (6.6%) in EX-DAKAR while ash ranged from 3.0% in RRB to 7.4% in RMP-91. The crude protein was highest (31.3%) in EX - DAKAR and lowest (19.7%) in SAMNUT 19. RRB had the highest crude fat of 53.1% while EX-DAKAR had the lowest value of 32.7% showing significant difference (p < 0.05) between them. Groundnut variety RRB had the highest percentage kernel damage assessment and kernel weight loss during the storage period. However, these findings may offer scientific basis for Trogoderma granariumattack of groundnuts as manifested by nutritional contents of the kernels, percentage kernel damage, percentage weight loss and adult population of the dermestid.

 

Key words: Arachis hypogaea, nutrient composition, Trogoderma granarium


APA (2010). Proximate composition of selected groundnut varieties and their susceptibility to Trogoderma granarium Everts attack. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research, 1(2), 13 -17.
Chicago A. K. Musa, D. M. Kalejaiye, L. E. Ismaila and A. A. Oyerinde. "Proximate composition of selected groundnut varieties and their susceptibility to Trogoderma granarium Everts attack." Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 1, no. 2 (2010): 13 -17.
MLA A. K. Musa, et al. "Proximate composition of selected groundnut varieties and their susceptibility to Trogoderma granarium Everts attack." Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 1.2 (2010): 13 -17.
   
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