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
  • Published Articles: 147

Table of Content: December 2010; 1(3)

December 2010

The effect of time of harvest on the damage caused by the cowpea weevil Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)

The effect of time of harvest on the level of damage caused by Callosobruchus maculatus on cowpea was studied. Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) (variety Asontem) was planted on 9 raised beds each measuring 2.4 x 2.4 m, 3 each for early, mid and late harvests that is, 60,70 and 80 days after germination respectively. Each plot had 20 plant stands. The plants were sprayed with PAWA (Lambda cyhalothrin) at 5 weeks after...

Author(s): P. K. Baidoo, M. B. Mochiah and M. Owusu -Akyaw

  • Article Number: 41BCC158443

December 2010

Effect of perforated blue polyethylene bunch covers on selected postharvest quality parameters of tissue-cultured bananas (Musa spp.) cv. Williams in Central Kenya

Banana farming in Kenya has recently moved from subsistence to commercial farming. There is therefore the need to produce high quality fruits that are visually acceptable, have good postharvest quality attributes and therefore sell well in both local and international markets. Technologies such as pre-harvest bunch covers have been shown to improve postharvest quality of banana fruits. However, earlier reports on the...

Author(s): Muchui M.N.⊃, Mathooko F.M.⊃, Njoroge C.K., Kahangi E.M., Onyango C.A.and Kimani E.M.

  • Article Number: 37724EB8453