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June 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Safe storage of maize in alternative hermetic containers

This article evaluated plastic bottles, which may be hermetically sealed, for storing maize grain. Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags have been developed and extended as a way to address grain storage issues faced by smallholder farmers in developing nations. Farmers with varying and often small volumes of grain at harvest, may still benefit from alternatives to PICS bags for storing their grain. »

June 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sorghum seed storage in Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags and improvised containers

This article¬†elaborates on options for seed storage for smallholder farmers and specifically looks at multiple uses for the Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags and improvised containers and their efficiency.¬†Seed storage is a major challenge for smallholder farmers in developing nations. »