Controlling maize weevil in corn plants by improving cultivation technology and postharvest handling

A. Arrahman, M. S. Saenong

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Abstract

The maize weevil is corn pests that reduce production and damages the storage quality. Therefore, pest management should simultaneously be carried out by applying all available technologies. This pest can damage up to 30% of plant productivity, not including the value of losses due to decreased quality of hazardous materials for health and safety, both as feed and feed. Aflatoxin contamination for example, can be dangerous if consumed. This paper is a desk study that reviews some literature, attempts to describe the role of cultivation technology improvement, crop protection, optimum watering, phosphate fertilization, the technology of postharvest handling, management of water content of corn kernels, sanitation, cleanliness, warehouse management, pesticide use, and fumigation in reducing the scale of damage and increasing the added value of production, and improving the quality of stored materials so that they are safe to use, both as food and feed. The utilization of cultivation technology management and good postharvest handling will have an impact on controlling and reducing the damage quality of storage materials and increasing the safe product quality for both food and feed needs as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012034
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume648
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2021
Event1st International Conference on Sustainable Tropical Land Management, ICSTLM 2020 - Bogor, Indonesia
Duration: 16 Sep 202018 Sep 2020

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