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Assessment of Post Harvest Wheat Losses in D. I. Khan

Author(s): Said Mir Khan | Ilyas Raza Kulachi

Journal: Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
ISSN 1682-3974

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: wheat | losses | assesment | tribolium spp | rhyzopertha dominica | trogoderma granarium

Assessment of losses was carried out in various stores of wheat grains in D. I. Khan. A total of 220 samples were collected from different localities in 4 directions (East, West, North and South) of D.I. Khan. The study was conducted by using two methods i.e count and weigh and thousand grain mass methods. During 5 months storage period, average of losses determined by C&W and TGM method were found 3.40 and 6.53%, These losses also include black pointed grains, Broken/Shriveled grains and Green/Immature grains which were computed as 0.61, 3.08 and 0.67% respectively while an average amount of foreign matter was found 30.26%. On an average 1.93% grains were found infested with Tribolium spp., Rhyzopertha dominica and Trogoderma granarium.
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