Class 9 Biology Improvement Food Resources Storage of grains

Storage of grains

The process of storing the crops after they are harvested for later use is called storing of grains.

Storage of grains sometimes leads to greater loses due to factors like insects, rodents, fungi, mites,bacteria, unsuitablehumidity and temperatures in the place of

Fig. A woman storing grains in a drum.

These factors must be taken care of to ensure proper storage of the good yield of crops.

Some of the preventive and control measures that can be used to store crops properly are as follows:

  • Strict cleaning of the crops before storing them.
  • Proper drying of the crops to make them free from moisture and inhibit the growth of microbes.
  • Using Neem leaves for storing crops at a small scale.
  • Using pest controlling chemicals to kill the pests hovering near the stored crops

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