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A practical appraisal of on-farm storage losses and loss assessment methods in Malawi. 2: The Lilongwe land development programme area

A practical appraisal of on-farm storage losses and loss assessment methods in Malawi. 2: The Lilongwe land development programme area

Golob, P. (1981) A practical appraisal of on-farm storage losses and loss assessment methods in Malawi. 2: The Lilongwe land development programme area. Tropical Stored Products Information, 41. pp. 5-11. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

A survey of farm level storage losses in Central Malawi showed that overall losses were low. Mean losses of maize and groundnuts, by weight, were less than 1.5 per cent and less than 1 per cent respectively. Such losses demonstrate the suitability of local crop varieties and methods of storage to conservation in this area. The likelihood of increased losses of higher yielding but more susceptible varieties of maize, if these are introduced, and the consequent possible need for insecticides, which are not needed at present, are noted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: farm storage, storage loss, weight loss, loss assessment, Malawi, postharvest loss, grain storage
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10791

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