How are grains stored and protected?
Also to know is, how are grains stored?
Heat, air and moisture are the enemies of whole grains. All whole grains should be stored in airtight containers with tight-?tting lids or closures. The type of container is a matter of preference. Glass, plastic, and aluminum canisters or zip-top plastic bags can all be successfully used, as long as they are airtight.
Secondly, what are the ways to protect food grains before they are stored for future use? Write some preventive and control measures before grains are stored for future use.
- Cleaning of floors before storing the grains.
- Frequent chemical fumigation (to kill pests, fungi etc.).
- Proper aeration and ventilation to control moisture and temperature levels.
Correspondingly, how are grains stored and protected class 8?
The dried grains are stored in gunny bags, and placed in properly ventilated cemented halls, known as godowns. Farmers keep dried grains in jute bags or metallic bins or mud bins. For storing large quantities of grains in big godowns, specific chemical treatments are used to protect them from pests and microorganisms.
What is used for storing grains?
The higher moisture content in food grains promotes the growth of fungus and moulds on the stored grains which damages them. The farmers store the dried food grains at home in metal bins (metal drums) and jute bags(gunny bags). Dried neem leaves are used for storing food grains at home.