Journal of
Stored Products and Postharvest Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6567
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR
  • Start Year: 2010

JSPPR Articles in press

Maize farmers’ knowledge and perception of improved postharvest storage technologies in Kilolo District, Tanzania

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The study assessed small-scale maize farmers’ knowledge and perception on the use of improved postharvest storage technologies in Kilolo District, Tanzania. The interview schedule, questionnaire, Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and personal observation were used to collect data from 260 farmers who were randomly selected from four villages. Descriptive statistics such as means, frequencies, and percentages were computed. The...

Author(s):Athman Kyaruzi Ahmad & Gosbert Lukenku Shausi

Individual and combined effects of postharvest heat disinfestation treatments associated with a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on the nutritional quality of Algerian dates fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.).

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The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional composition of thermized dates palm fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivated in Algeria and stored under Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). In this research, fresh dates palm fruits at harvest (Phoenix dactylifera L.) have been subjected at heat treatment at 55 ± 2 °C for 20 minutes in a ventilated oven. The samples were packed in specific Polyethylene Terephthalate...


Physicochemical Changes of Apple (Malus domestica) as Influenced by Maturity Stages and Postharvest Management Practices

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This research was conducted to establish changes of physicochemical properties of three apple cultivars grown in Chencha (Ethiopia) as influenced by stage of maturity and types of packaging on a storage period of 3 weeks. All the measured physicochemical parameters (TSS, firmness, titratable acidity, pH, weight loss) significantly varied with the cultivars, maturity stage at harvest, packaging types, and weight losses....

Author(s):Tadesse F. Teferraa, and Eden L. Lenchaa

Evaluation of Locally Available Botanicals Powder for the Management of Maize Weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) in Storage

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Maize is the second most widely grown cereal and gaining importance as highly nutritious crop in Ethiopia. However, evidences showed that maize is severely damaged by storage insects, mainly Sitophilus sp. and need further research to minimize losses due to this pest in storage. In line with this, research was initiated to evaluate the efficacy of three botanical plants powders against S. zeamais under laboratory...


Evaluation of Morphometric and Physiological Seed Quality Traits of Improved Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Varieties in Sierra Leone

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A study was conducted at the Seed Laboratory of the Njala Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) to evaluate the seed quality traits of five cowpea genotypes at room temperature (25 ± 2 oC). The five genotypes studied were Slipeas 1, 2, 4, 5 and local Tabe. The trial was laid out in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) in four replicates. The results indicated that the local variety (Tabe) had the highest percentage of seed...


Determinant of Rice Postharvest Losses at the Farm Level in Fogera District of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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Rice is a crop that contributes to food security and farm income in Fogera district. Despite its contribution, there is a considerable loss in rice production at the farm level. Reducing losses at the farm level are important policy objectives to optimally design interventions targeted at reducing losses. Thus, this study assessed the extent of postharvest loss in rice at different stages at the farm level and factors...

Author(s):Dessie Sisay, Daregot Berihun

Sesame Production and its Post-harvest Loss: The Case of Large-scale Producers in Kafta Humera District, Western Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

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This study analyzed post-harvest loss of sesame the case of large-scale producers in Kafta Humera district of Western Zone, Tigray region, Ethiopia. It was specifically aimed to address the research gaps by measuring post-harvest loss and analyzing its determinants of sesame produced by large-scale producers. For addressing these objectives the study used primary and secondary data obtained from field survey and desk...

Author(s):Kafta Humera, Large-Scale, Loss, Post-harvest, Sesame

Activities of Dioscorea sansibarensis powders in anti-oviposition and reduction of Bruchus chinensis emergence on Phaseolus vulgaris (L.)

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Phytochemical screening and effectiveness of Dioscorea sansibarensis (Zanzibar yam) leaves, bulbils and yams powders were assessed as protectants of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) against Bruchus chinensis beetle. 0.5 g of leaves powder on 50g of beans (0.99 w/w %) inhibited oviposition by 35.42% and yams powder reduced adult emergence from Ph. vulgaris by 37.03%. Bulbils powder showed less performance in all the bioassay...

Author(s):Godfrey Omare Mauti, Peter F. Kasigwa, Joan J.E. Munissi, Justus M. Onguso

Influence of Processing and Substrate Variety on Survival and Development of Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

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Confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum is a major pest of grains and grain products. Some legumes hitherto not used as major food are gaining interest due to increase in human population and the need of food and feeds. Susceptibility of fresh and processed Glycine max and Cajanus cajan flours, and white wheat flour (control) to T. confusum was studied towards planning effective storage techniques, and developing cheap...

Author(s):Ajayi O. E., Oladipupo S.O., Ajisafe, O. A

Development of composite protective coatings from chitosan, Aloe vera gel, and Jatropha oil as a plasticizer on the post-harvest qualities of orange fruit during Ambient Storage

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Chitosan and some natural plant extracts were tested to maintain post harvest quality of orange fruits. Edible coatings based on chitosan (CH), Aloe veragel (AL), Jatropha Oil (JO), its combination with Aloe veragel (CHAL) and Aloe veragel with Jatropha Oil (JO) (CHALJO), were developed and applied on orange fruits, in order to improve its quality and shelf life during ambient storage. Weight loss, changes in soluble...

Author(s):Aboyeji O.O, Ishiak B.A, Adetunji, C.O, Ajayi S, Fadiji A.E

Drying characteristics and antioxidant properties of Java plum seed and skin waste

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Java plum seeds and skin wastes recovered after passing fruits through a pulper were separated manually and dried in tray/fluidised bed drier at 50, 70 and 90˚C or in freeze drier at -55°C at 4.4 torr. Drying behaviour of java plum seeds and skin followed falling rate period and described adequately by Page's model. Drying rate constant was higher for fluidized bed drier varying from 0.00163 to 0.255406 h-1 for seeds and...

Author(s):Amritpal Kaur, Dilpreet Singh, Harpreet Kaur and Dalbir Singh Sogi

Efficacy of integration of three management tactics relative to unitary tactics against Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of stored maize in Ethiopia

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Five and ten percentage rates of leaf powder of Calpurnia aurea (Ait.) Benth and Millettia ferruginea (Hochst) Baker as well as red and white local inert dusts each and their integration with resistance varieties of maize were evaluated as protectant against Sitophlus zeamais under laboratory condition. All treatments of the tested management tactics induced significantly (p < 0.05) higher adult mortality of weevils (8.33...

Author(s):Berhanu Hiruy and Emana Getu

Does lining with leaves of Triclisia dictyophylla affect the proximate and phytochemical contents of stored Cola nitida?

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Kola nuts (Cola nitida [Vent.] Schott and Endl.) are relevant to trade, and sustains livelihood as food, source of income, stimulatory and medical potentials. The phytochemical content is useful in several industrial processes. The duration and methods of storage may affect the phytochemical content of C. nitida. This study investigated the phytochemical effects of lining kola nuts with leaves of Moonseed (Triclisia...

Author(s):Chime, A. O., Aiwansoba, R. O., Danagogo, S. J., Egharevba, I. I., Osawaru, M. E. and Ogwu, M. C.

Farmers traditional practices for pre and post-harvest pest control in crop production

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Indigenous technical knowledge involves practices evolved by the farmers on their own experiences, which are passed from generation to generation. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides in present day agriculture had lead to deposition of toxic residues in the food materials. However due to awareness on the health food products interest was turned towards indigenous technological practices...

Author(s):Dhananivetha M, T. Ragavan, R. Gowthami, K. V. Raghavendra and L. Anusuyadevi

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