Pest Management In Store Grains

Pest Management In Store Grains

by P Narayansamy, S Mohan
  • ISBN: 8189304623
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: Print Again 2023
  • Language: ENGLISH
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Considering appropriateness of eco-friendly tactics in pest control in grains in storage, a national convention was held for the first time at the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu during March 26 - 27, 2007. The meet was well attended by elite Entomologists, fumigation experts and grain storage organizations. The papers presented there in received good amount of discussion and 31 of them were chosen for bringing out as a publication. Various Chapters brought under the purview of this book include: Grain storage and loss, storage structures and organizations, pest and disease problems, use of plant products, host plant resistance and other eco-friendly components, management of non-pests like rodents and quarantine aspects of grain importation. Good number of papers throws more light on utility of products of various kinds of plant species and certain eco-friendly tactics too is under focus. Restricted involvement of chemical insecticides in grain protection is also projected. The over all contents of the book would emphasize eco-friendly pest control tactics in grain storage. Best storage practices have also been projected. The contents of the book would auger well for promoting eco-friendly techniques of grains in storage.

Dr. P. Narayanasamy, Presently serving as Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamilnadu and has rendered 34 years of service at Annamalai University in the Department of Entomology. He conducted scores of research projects funded by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and University Grants Commission, New Delhi. • At present, two mega research projects on Development and Utilization of Flyash as a Carrier in chemical and herbal insecticide formulations funded by Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India respectively are underway. • He has to his credit publication of more than 100 research papers and 8 books and organized two national level seminars on ‘Use of Flyash in Agriculture and a Refresher Course on ‘Organic Pest Control’ during 2008. His fields of specialization are: i. Developed a fungal insecticide, Mycoinsecticide 70% WP against rice brown planthopper and green leafhopper. ii. Discovered flyash as an insecticide and a carrier in chemical and herbal insecticide formulations. iii. Documented more than 1000 indigenous pest control practices and revalidated important practices for farmers’ use. Also large number of tribal pest control practices collated from various hillocks in Tamil Nadu were also documented and published.                                                                                                                                 

Dr. S. Mohan Presently serves as Professor of Agricultural Entomology at TNAU , Coimbatore . He was an awardee of many contributions viz. Tamil Nadu Scientists Awards for 2003, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for best Ph.D. Thesis on Stored Products Entomology and TNAU’s Best Researcher Awards for the year 2005. He has designed a number of insect traps for storage pests and obtained an Indian patent on a device to remove eggs from stored pulses. He has organized a series of four training programmes on storage Entomology . He has credit publication of 95 research papers, 2        Books and 3 book chapters. He is a TNAU approved consultant for entrepreneurs and private warehouse managements. His fields of Specialization is stored Product Entomology.

  • General: Overall Picture National Scenario
  • Scenario of pest management in grains in storage
  • Grain Damage and Loss
  • Loss of grains due to Sitophilus oryzae L. in different pop sorghum varieties in comparison with grain sorghum
  • Grain Storage Structures and Organizations
  • An insight into traditional grain storage in India
  • Eco - friendly post - harvest - technologies for management of stored grain insects at farm, home and warehouse - A step towards clean grain (Insect Free) revolution
  • Preservation problems in warehouses and their management
  • Food Corporation of India: A role model organization in pest-free food grain storage
  • Significance of grading and preservation of commodities in storage
  • Insects Identification and Biology
  • Biology and infestation behaviour of lesser grain borer, Rhizopertha dominica Fab. (Coleoptera: Bostrychidae) a new storage pest on finger millet, Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn
  • Insect Pest Management in Storag
  • The need and scope for pest-free grains in storage
  • Pest Management - Fumigation
  • Alternative fumigants for stored grain protection in India
  • Pest Management - Plant Products
  • Role of plant products and oils in the management of pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis Linn.
  • Effect of Piper nigrum L. seed powder and its dust formulations on pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
  • Evaluation of repellent property of certain native botanical powders against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. (CurcuIionidae: Coleoptera) on sorghum
  • Management of pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis L. in chick pea through botanicals
  • Evaluation of botanical formulations in the management of psocids in paddy and rice storage
  • Effect of some indigenous pesticidal plants against drug store beetle, Stegobium paniceum Linn. (Anobiidae: Coleoptera) on coriander, Coriandrum sativum Linn.
  • Effect of leaf dusts of certain plant species against pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis Linn. in black gram
  • Effect of milkweed plant, Calotropis gigantea R.Br. powders against rice weevil, (Sitophilus oryzae L.) on paddy
  • Evaluation of certain botanicals as grain protectants against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L.
  • Effect of some traditional oils as ovipositional deterrents against pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) (Bruchidae: Coleoptera) on green gram
  • Effect of Acorus calamus (L.) rhizome powder and its dust formulations on pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
  • Pest Management - Insecticides
  • Screening of different insecticides as jute fabric treatment to protect wheat grains against lesser grain borer, Rhizopertha dominica (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)
  • Toxicity of sulfuryl fluoride to stored grain insects
  • Pest Management - Host Plant Resistance
  • Screening of different wheat varieties for susceptibility to lesser grain borer, Rhizopertha dominica (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) under storage conditions
  • Pest Management - Eco - Friendly Tactics
  • Eco-friendly approaches for the management of rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) in pop sorghum stored in jute bag
  • Indigenous stored grain pest management practices in Kanyakumari district, Southern peninsular India
  • Effect of temperature and relative humidity on efficacy of diatomaceous earth (DE) against pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis (L.)
  • Effect of pre-harvest sanitation spray on seed yield, quality and post - harvest seed storability in green- gram (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek)
  • Effect of various seed coatings with certain soil types against Callosobruchus chinensis Linn. in redgram
  • Non-Insect Pest Management
  • Tactics in rodent management
  • Quarantine Aspects of Grain Importation
  • Store grain insect pests of quarantine significance for India