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JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, ISSN 0022-0493, 06/2019, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp. 1463 - 1468
Hermetic grain storage technology offers a viable chemical-free approach to control storage insects. However, there is limited knowledge on how hypoxia affects... 
grain storage | hypoxia | HERBST | RED FLOUR BEETLE | SENSITIVITY | pest management | controlled atmosphere | ENTOMOLOGY | hermetic technology | OXYGEN | GRAIN | RESISTANCE | HERMETIC STORAGE | PICS BAGS | Pupa | Hypoxia | Animals | Larva | Coleoptera | Tribolium | Stored-Product
Journal Article
Journal of Economic Entomology, ISSN 0022-0493, 08/2019, Volume 112, Issue 4, pp. 1989 - 1996
Abstract Modified atmospheres such as hermetic storage are widely used for the control of stored grain insect pests. To improve their effectiveness, there is... 
cowpea | insect pest | ENTOMOLOGY | DROSOPHILA | BOSTRICHIDAE | TRIBOLIUM-CASTANEUM HERBST | TEMPERATURE | DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES | MODIFIED ATMOSPHERES | modified atmosphere | hermetic storage | wheat | COLEOPTERA-CURCULIONIDAE | CARBON-DIOXIDE | TECHNOLOGY | Hypoxia | Acoustics | Edible Grain | Animals | Coleoptera | Weevils | Stored-Product
Journal Article
PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, 01/2017, Volume 12, Issue 1, p. e0168624
Interest in using hermetic technologies as a pest management solution for stored grain has risen in recent years. One hermetic approach, Purdue Improved Crop... 
AFRICA | NIGER | GRAIN | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | COWPEA | WEST | HERMETIC STORAGE | ADOPTION | PROSTEPHANUS-TRUNCATUS HORN | TECHNOLOGY | Temperature | Edible Grain | Zea mays | Crops, Agricultural | Food Storage - methods | Humidity | Corn | Packaging | Cowpea | Storage | Research | Relative humidity | Grain | Germination | Crops | Pesticides | Pest control | Maize | Pests | High density polyethylenes | Seed germination | Polypropylene | Ambient temperature | Moisture content | Water content
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 10/2016, Volume 69, pp. 276 - 281
Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags are used by farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa for pest management of stored grains and products, including maize. These... 
COWPEA STORAGE | MOISTURE-CONTENT | TEMPERATURE | CORN | DIFFUSION | MAIZE | PICS BAGS | CARBON-DIOXIDE | ENTOMOLOGY | MYCOTOXINS | Corn | Growth | Contamination
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 10/2014, Volume 59, pp. 190 - 196
Storing maize in regions of the world without sufficient drying and storage capacity is challenging due to the potential risk of aflatoxin contamination... 
Maize storage | Aspergillus flavus | Mold growth | Mycotoxins | PICS bags | LEVEL | ENTOMOLOGY | IMPACT | GRAIN | SEED | HERMETIC STORAGE | HEALTH | ASPERGILLUS-FLAVUS | Growth | Germination
Journal Article
Agronomy Journal, ISSN 0002-1962, 07/2008, Volume 100, Issue 4, pp. 981 - 987
The increasing cost of nitrogen fertilizer and the need for a N source for low‐input and organic farmers have led to the increased exploration of legume cover... 
RED-CLOVER | GROUND COVER | AGRONOMY | ANNUAL LEGUMES | FORAGE | SOIL NITRATE TEST | NITROGEN | ACCUMULATION | DRY-MATTER | WHEAT | GREEN MANURE
Journal Article
PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, 09/2017, Volume 12, Issue 9, p. e0185386
Hermetic storage is used to protect grain against insect pests, but its utility is not limited to whole grains. We evaluated hermetically-sealed, polyethylene... 
PHOSPHINE RESISTANCE | INSECTS | STORED-PRODUCT | GRAIN | COWPEA BRUCHIDS | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | Water | Triticum | Animals | Zea mays | Food Storage | Tribolium - growth & development | Storage | Flour | Research | Flour beetles | Polyethylene | Oxygen | Population growth | Preservation | Laboratories | Grain | Moisture | Containers | Polyethylene terephthalate | Corn | Maize | Body weight loss | Fluorides | Food processing | Pests | Bottles | Insects | Moisture content | Internet | Wheat | Processors | Methods
Journal Article
Journal of Cereal Science, ISSN 0733-5210, 05/2019, Volume 87, pp. 68 - 77
Increasing adoption of biofortified orange maize in developing countries requires economical storage methods to manage product quality and carotenoid... 
Biofortified orange maize | Provitamin A | Carotenoid | Post-harvest storage | PROVITAMIN | RETENTION | FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | CHILDREN | BETA-CAROTENE | GRAIN | SEED | ZEAXANTHIN | ZEA-MAYS L | LUTEIN | Corn | Developing countries | Genotype | Genetic aspects | Analysis | Humidity
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 07/2015, Volume 63, pp. 22 - 30
Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags (PICS) bags are hermetic containers consisting of two inner layers of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) surrounded by an outer... 
Postharvest | Hermetic | Storage | Triple bag | Wheat | Sitophilus oryzae | POSTHARVEST PRESERVATION | COWPEA GRAIN | CO2 | ENTOMOLOGY | DENSITY | O-2 | DIFFUSION | MAIZE | Polyethylene
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 05/2017, Volume 72, pp. 49 - 53
Smallholder farmers in Pakistan store their seeds and grains in porous polypropylene (woven) and jute bags or in bulk. Seed stored in these containers is... 
Aflatoxins | Insect infestation | Hermetic storage | Maize seed quality | PICS bags | WEEVIL | SITOPHILUS-ZEAMAIS | GRAIN | FUNGAL GROWTH | ENTOMOLOGY | DAMAGE | Propylene | Physiological aspects | Corn | Seeds | Humidity
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 03/2017, Volume 71, pp. 125 - 129
Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags have been developed and extended as a way to address grain storage issues faced by smallholder farmers in developing... 
Plastic soda bottles | Sitophilus zeamais | Hermetic storage | PICS | TOGO | WEST | SOLID-WASTE | ADOPTION | ENTOMOLOGY | AFRICA | NIGER | GRAIN | COWPEA | TECHNOLOGY | Corn | Developing countries | Evaluation | Plastic containers
Journal Article
INSECTS, ISSN 2075-4450, 07/2019, Volume 10, Issue 7, p. 204
Hermetic technologies are being promoted in Africa as safer and more effective methods of grain storage on smallholder farms. However, farmers and policy... 
Sitophilus zeamais | smallholder farmers | grain storage | LOSSES | PRICE | SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA | INFESTATION | POSTHARVEST STORAGE | ENTOMOLOGY | Prostephanus truncatus | DAMAGE | PICS bags | MAIZE GRAIN | PESTS | TECHNOLOGY
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 05/2017, Volume 72, pp. 138 - 142
Seed storage is a major challenge for smallholder farmers in developing nations. Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags effectively control the postharvest... 
Sorghum seed | Oxygen | Hermetic storage | PICS | Moisture | Germination | WEST | ADOPTION | ENTOMOLOGY | NIGERIA | AFRICA | TEMPERATURE | GRAIN | COWPEA | MAIZE | TECHNOLOGY | Developing countries | Plastic containers
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 06/2018, Volume 77, pp. 92 - 95
Insect pests such as Callosobruchus maculatus Fabricius and Plodia interpunctella Hübner cause substantial losses to grain during postharvest storage. In the... 
Postharvest | Oxygen consumption | Insect development | Plodia interpunctella | Callosobruchus maculatus | WEEVIL | L. COLEOPTERA-CURCULIONIDAE | ENTOMOLOGY | MOTH | GRAIN | BAGS | RESPIRATION | GROWTH | HERMETIC STORAGE | Physical instruments | Harvesting | Insect pests
Journal Article
Journal of Stored Products Research, ISSN 0022-474X, 07/2014, Volume 58, pp. 77 - 86
This study is based on interviews with 3456 randomly selected cowpea farmers in 322 villages in ten countries in West and Central Africa in 2010 and 2012. It... 
Impact | Cowpea | Hermetic storage | Logit | Adoption | LOGISTIC-REGRESSION | SENEGAL | ECONOMIC-IMPACT | INNOVATIONS | ENTOMOLOGY | Analysis | Agriculture
Journal Article
Journal of Economic Entomology, ISSN 0022-0493, 10/2015, Volume 108, Issue 5, pp. 2479 - 2488
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