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: 166

Table of Content: March 2011; 2(3)

March 2011

Potentials of Zanthoxylum xanthoxyloides (LAM.) for the control of stored product insect pests

The biological activity of Zanthoxylum xanthoxyloides against Sitophilus zeamais(Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) was investigated in the laboratory by admixing leaf, root and bark powders of Z. xanthoxyloides. Methanol extracts of the plant were applied at 2.0 ml per 50 g of grains to assess contact mortality, damage assessment, progeny...

Author(s): I. O. Udo

March 2011

Ethylene and ethephon induced fruit ripening in pear

The fruits of ‘Patharnakh’ pear were harvested at physiological maturity and subjected to different treatments of ethephon for proper ripening, both in the solution form (500, 1000 and 1500 ppm) and as gas application (100 ppm). After treatment, the fruits were kept at 20°C and at ambient temperature for 4, 8, 12 and 16 days. The ripening treatments were better at 20°C as compared to ambient...

Author(s): Dhillon W. S. and Mahajan B. V. C.

March 2011

Assessment of the quality of crude palm oil from smallholders in Cameroon

Oil palm is the highest oil producing plant, with an average yield of 3.5 tons of oil/ha/year. In 2006, palm oil became the world’s most important edible oil with 37 million tons produced, accounting for 25% of the total oils and fats production. In Cameroon, palm oil meets 80% of total edible oil needs and it is estimated that 30% of crude palm oil (CPO) production is provided by none industrial oil mills....

Author(s): Ngando Ebongue Georges Frank, Mpondo Mpondo Emmanuel Albert, Dikotto Ekwe Emmanuel Laverdure and Koona Paul