Management of Stored Grain Pests - Novel Strategies


  • Ardhendu Chakraborty Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khowai, Tripura, India.
  • Subhash Chander ICAR-National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM), New Delhi, India.
  • Mukesh Sehgal ICAR-National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM), New Delhi, India.
  • Meenakshi Malik ICAR-National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM), New Delhi, India.
  • Manoj Singh Sachan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khowai, Tripura, India.


Ecofriendly, Stored Grain Pests, Management


The potential presence of pests in store products is the reason of treatments to prevent continued damage to the products. Treatments that have been developed are generally tailor-made to fit within commodity tolerances and pest intolerance. Conventional treatments rely on the use of chemicals. Chemicals, by their nature, are harmful to either the environment or human health. Alternative treatments are being developed to be more environments friendly and have less impact on human health. Hermetic storage technology with modified atmosphere has emerged as a significant alternative to other methods of storage that protect commodities from insects and molds. Irradiation is used to suppress pest populations in stored products. Active research is going on to exploit ozone as a potential treatment for controlling stored product pests. Many of these treatments have already bridged the gap between research and implementation, such as Ultraviolet C radiation, freezing, microwave, elevated temperature etc. Many other treatments are still in development and may require more research to gain widespread acceptance. The aim of this review is to shed light on alternative environmental friendly methods to protect stored products from pests attack for healthy safe food.

How to cite this article:
Chakraborty A, Chander S, Sehgal M et al. Management of Stored Grain Pests - Novel Strategies. J Adv Res Agri Sci Tech 2021; 4(2): 25-32.


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