Pulse beetle management in gram

  • The population of Pulse beetle has been observed rapidly after 60 days of stored granular storage period.
  • Due to the initial loss due to transplantation of beetle in gram, 87.23% seed damage and 37.15% weight loss were observed within 120 days of storage.
  • In various oils and plant products tested, Neem and castor oil @ 6 ml/kg seed proved effective for four months of storage.
  • Coat the seed with small quantities of vegetable oil or mix neem leaves in the stored grain.
  • Dip jute bag in 10% Malathion solution.
  • use airtight storage structure.
  • Fumigation with aluminum phosphide protects the seed without affecting the viability.

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