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Post harvest losses of rice in the Dominican Republic

Post harvest losses of rice in the Dominican Republic

Boxall, R.A., La Gra, J., Martinez, E. and Martinez, J. (1981) Post harvest losses of rice in the Dominican Republic. Tropical Stored Products Information, 42. pp. 5-10. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

A national survey of post-harvest losses of rice was conducted in the Dominican Republic during the period March· November 1979. Quantitative and qualitative losses during harvesting, milling and storage of rice were studied and an attempt was made to assess their economic value. Recorded losses due to inefficient harvesting and threshing practices totalled 18.1 per cent. At the rice mills significant breakage of grains occurred when sun dried rice was milled. lt was estimated that millers using this drying method were losing, on average, 9.75 per cent of the value of the product because of the lower grade obtained. The milling process itself appeared to cause no significant losses of quantity or quality. An average weight loss of 0.35 per cent, recorded during storage at government warehouses, was attributable mainly to spillage and handling. No insect losses were observed. The loss during storage is small, but the total annual loss is estimated to be 680 metric tons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: postharvest loss, rice, Dominican Republic, rice milling, rice threshing
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 14:39
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10771

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