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Control of Postharvest Losses Caused by Fungi in Food and Feed Grains

  • C. M. Christensen
  • H. H. Kaufmann
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)

Abstract

The major causes of postharvest losses in stored grains are rodents, insects, mites, and fungi. Damage caused by rodents, insects, and mites has long been recognized, and effective methods have been developed to control these pests. That fungi also cause spoilage has been realized only in the last few decades, and although a great deal of information has been accumulated on the nature, cause, and prevention of these losses, this is not widely appreciated.

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Uniform Temperature Malting Barley Average Moisture Content Cereal Chemist Minimum Relative Humidity 
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References

  1. 1.
    Christensen, C. M., and Kaufmann, H. H., 1968, Maintenance of Quality in Stored Grains and Seeds, Agricultural Extension Service, University of Minnesota, Extension Folder 226.Google Scholar
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    Christensen, C. M., and Kaufmann, H. H., 1969, Grain storage—The role of fungi in quality loss, University of Minnesota Press, St. Paul, pp. 36–49.Google Scholar
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    Christensen, C. M., and Kaufman, H. H., 1974, Microflora, in: Storage of cereal grains and their products, C. M. Christensen (ed.), Amer. Assoc. Cereal Chemists, St. Paul, Minnesota, pp. 170–172.Google Scholar
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    Burrell, N. J., 1974, Aeration, in: Storage of cereal grains and their products, C. M. Christensen (ed.), Amer. Assoc. Cereal Chemists, St. Paul, Minnesota, p. 478.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Christensen
    • 1
  • H. H. Kaufmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Grain Research LaboratoryCargill, Inc.MinneapolisUSA

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