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Storage

How are grains protected from pests, bacteria and fungi?

Grains (seeds) are dried in the sun to reduce their moisture.

At small scale, grains are stored in jute bags or metallic bins.

At large scale, they are kept in silos and granaries.

Dried neem leaves are used at home to protect food grains.

In big godowns, chemical treatments are done to protect the large quantities of grain.

They should be stored in completely dry gunny bags.

The bags should be kept in a place that is completely moisture-free.

Storage areas should be well ventilated.

In larger godowns, care should be taken that chemicals used to repel or kill insects and rats do not contaminate food grains.

Grains are dried in sun to reduce their moisture.

On large scale, they are kept in silos or granaries. In small scale, grains are stored in jute bags or metallic bins.

What precautions should be taken during storage of grains?

Precautions to be taken during storage of food grains are:

Grains should be dried properly or they might rot easily.

They should be stored in completely dry gunny bags.

The bags should be kept in a place which is completely moisture-free.

Storage areas should be well-ventilated.

In larger godowns, care should be taken that chemicals used to repel or kill insects and rats do not contaminate food grains.

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