Large scale grain storage structures and their management in the humid part of Nigeria

Okunola, Abiodun A. and Adewumi, Babatunde A. and Faseyi, O. W. Large scale grain storage structures and their management in the humid part of Nigeria. NSE Transactions, 42 (4). pp. 34-40.

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Survey of available warehouses and silo structure for storage in humid parts of South Western Nigeria was done to assess the factors and problems associated and affecting grain quality deterioration in these large scale storage structures. A questionnaire was administered for the study to identify the types of large-scale storage structures used in South Western Nigeria, and the management problems associated. Good quality grains were only accepted for storage after thorough examination in most establishments. Manipulation of the storage environment by controlled atmosphere has retard grains quality degradation and possesses good seed viability and consumer friendly. Silo capacity ranges between 5 to 2,500 metric tonnes. Modern storage structures ages are between 10 to 46 years within this region. The predominant environmental problems of conventional silos were ambient temperatures fluctuations and high relative humidity

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2024 11:32
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 11:32

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