OSWC Functions

MOISTURE CONTENT
MOISTURE CONTENT LIMITS FOR SAFE STORAGE OF AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCE & OTHER COMMODITIES


SL. No. COMMODITY MOISTURE PERCENTAGE
1 CEREALS
a) Paddy
b) Maize, Ragi, Jowar, Barley, Bajra, Wheat
14
12
2 PULSES(Whole and Broken) 12
3 MILLED PRODUCTS
a) Rice (Raw and Boiled)
b) Wheat/Atta/Besan/Maida
14
12.5
4 OIL SEEDS
a) Groundnut pods
b) Mahuwa Seeds
c) Fennel Seed
d) Mustard Seed
e) Milling copra Grade 1 and below
6-7
5-6
11
8
7
5 SPICES
a) Coriander/Chillies/ Fenugreek/ Black Pepper/Cumin
b) Poppy seed
c) Small cardamom
10
11
12
6 OIL CAKES
a) Ground nut oil cake
b) Castor seed oil cake
c) Decorticated groundnut oil cake
d) Mustard oil cakes/Coconut oil cake
10
8
8-10
12
7 MISCELLANEOUS
a) Coffee beans
b) Arrow root/Edible tapioca
c) De-boiled rice bran
d) Raw Cashew nuts
e) Tobacco
10-11
13
10
12
10-11

IMPORTANT STORAGE PESTS

SL. No. Scientific Name Common Name
1 Sitophilus oryzae Rice weevil
2 Rhizopertha dominica Lesser Grain Borer
3 Trogoderma granarium Khapra Beetle
4 Callosobruchus maculatus Pulse Beetle
5 Tribolium castaneum Flour Beetle
6 Oryzaephilus surinamensis Saw Toothed Grain Beetle
7 Laemophloeus minutus Flat Grain Beetle
8 Sitotroga cerealella Grain Moth
9 Latheticus oryzae Long headed Flour Beetle
10 Liposcelis spp. Psocids
11 Ephestia cautella Almond Moth
12 Corcyra cephalonica Rice moth
13 Plodia interpunctella Indian Meal Moth
14 Rattus rattus/ Mus musculus Rat (Rodent)

DOSAGE OF PESTICIDES

OPTIMUM DOSAGE OF IMPORTANT PESTICIDES FOR USE IN WAREHOUSES
SL. No. NAME OF THE CHEMICAL DOSAGE PERIODICITY TYPE OF TREATMENT
1 Malathion 50%EC Dilution 1:100 in water 3 litres solution per 100 sq.mtrs 2 weeks For surface treatment
2 a) DDVP 76% EC Dilution 1:150 in water
b) Emergency treatment
3 litres solution per 100 sq. mtrs
--do--
3 weeks
Whenever required
For air charging/treating alleyways, walls and vacant area only
--do--
3 Deltamethrin 2.5% WP Dilution 120 gms in 3 litres water 3 litres solution per 100 sq. mtrs. Once in 3 months Surface of bags, walls etc.
4 Aluminium Phosphide (solid) 3 tablets or 9 gms/MT As and when required Minimum exposure period not less than 7 days.
5 Chloropyriphos 20% EC Dilution 1:39 in water 3.5 litres solution per 100 sq. mtrs. As and when required for control of termites For surface/ soil treatment
6 Zinc Phosphide 2% by weight in bait material As and when required to control rats

Insecticides/pesticides should not be sprayed on foodgrains directly.



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