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: 163

Table of Content: February 2011; 2(2)

February 2011

Seed borne pathogens on farmer-saved sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) seeds

An experiment was conducted at Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria to determine the type of seed borne fungal pathogens associated with farmer-saved sorghum seeds. The sorghum seeds were obtained from sorghum farmers in Samaru and Bomo villages, both in Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Half of the each sample was washed in distilled water, while the second half was not. Seven fungal genera were identified to be...

Author(s): Abdulsalaam S. and Shenge K. C.

February 2011

Effects of storage conditions and pre-storage treatment on sprouting and weight loss of stored yam tubers

The effect of intermittent forced air flow using a fan and pre-storage treatment prepared by soaking neem bark in water for 12 h and blending neem leaves with water on weight loss and sprouting of stored yam tuber were investigated. A total of 36 tubers of white yam, (Dioscorea rotundata) were stored for six months in barn with fan and barn without fan. The results showed that the temperature in the barn with fan...

Author(s): Z. D. Osunde and B. A. Orhevba

February 2011

Sensory profile and chemical composition of Opuntia joconostle from Hidalgo, Mexico

The objective of this study was to compare the sensory profile and the chemical composition of four samples of Opuntia joconostle cultivated in Sahagun and Cuautepec, Hidalgo (Mexico). A group of ten trained panelists built the flavor profile of the samples according to ISO 13299:2003. The chemical composition was determined according to AOAC. The differences observed between sensory profiles and chemical...

Author(s): Contreras L. E., Jaimez O. J., Castañeda O. A., Añorve M. J. and Villanueva R. S.