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Sweet Sorghum

Field/land preparation for Sweet Sorghum

Field/land preparation for Sweet Sorghum

Management of storage pests in Sweet Sorghum

 Management of storage pests in Sweet Sorghum

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Warehouse Moth (Ephestia cautella)

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Warehouse Moth (Ephestia cautella)

 

The warehouse moth is also known as fig moth or almond moth.

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Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Saw Toothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Saw Toothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

There are two types of saw toothed grain beetle that affect the stored grains,

1. Saw toothed grain beetle

2. Merchant grain beetle

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Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Rice Weevil/Black Weevil

 

 

 

 

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum:

Rice Weevil/Black Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)

There are three types of rice weevil

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Rice moth

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Rice moth

Nature of damage:

The larval stage of this insect is responsible for damage. It pollutes food grains with frass, moults and dense webbing. In the case of whole

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Khapra (Trogoderma granarium)

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum:

Khapra (Trogoderma granarium)

This is another important pest that causes major damage in bulk storage conditions.

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum : Indian Meal Moth

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum : Indian Meal Moth

The Indian meal moth is also called the meal worm moth.

Nature of damage:

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Grain Moth

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum

Grain Moth (Sitotroga cerealella)

The grain moth is commonly known as Angoumois grain moth.

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Grain Mite

Storage pests of Sweet Sorghum: Grain Mite

This is also called the flour mite or forage mite. This insect is active in the postrainy season.

Nature of Damage:

Important economic pest, it eats only the germ portion and imparts taint to the cereals.

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