Search for Articles:

Recently Downloaded: Paper ID: ART20198537, Total 846 Articles Downloaded Today



Evaluation of the Relationship between the Quality Parameters of Stocked Maize Grains (Zea mays L.) in Polypropylene Bags Containing Leaves of Lippia multiflora (Verbanaceae) and Hyptis suaveolens (Lamiaceae)

Pierre Ezoua, Godi Henri Marius BIEGO, Adama Coulibaly, Yves Nyamien, Ysidor N'guessan Konan, Daouda Sidibe

Abstract: The aim of this study is to evaluate the existing relationships between quality parameters of maize grains stored for 9 months in polypropylene bags containing leaves of Lippia multiflora and Hyptis suaveolens. It was carried out in villages of Timb and Soko respectively in departments of Katiola (Hambol region, Center-North) and Bondoukou (Gontougo region, Northeast) of Cte d'Ivoire. The mass losses and damages were determined by methods of Harris, Lindblad and Boxall. While moisture, aflatoxins and ochratoxin A were determined according to AOAC and European Commission regulation standard methods. The moisture content, weight loss and damages of maize grains was similar evolution to that of aflatoxin B1, total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A regardless of the study site and the grains treatment. However, this increase is faster in the control groups than in the lots containing the biopesticide leaves. For control batches, the variations or amplitude are between 111.23 ?g/kg et 542.85 ?g/kg for the mycotoxins (aflatoxins and ochratoxin A) and between 3.02% and 46.32% for merchantability parameters (moisture content, mass loss and grains damages), regardless the site. As for the lots containing the leaves, they have variations or amplitudes varying between 2.06% and 27.69% for the merchantability parameters and ranging from 4.34 ?g/kg and 107.12 ?g/kg for the mycotoxins whatever the site. Therefore the correlation coefficients determined between the merchantability and sanitary quality parameters are all greater than 0.684 regardless of the site and type of maize grains treatment. Thus, a particular attention, from the producers, must be focused on the initial quality, the conditions and the storage environment of maize grains in order to optimize the biopesticide effect of the leaves for a long-term storage.

Keywords: correlation coefficient, quality, maize grains, polypropylene bag, biopesticide

Country: Ivory Coast, Subject Area: Agriculture

Pages: 748 - 754

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

How to Cite this Article?

Pierre Ezoua, Godi Henri Marius BIEGO, Adama Coulibaly, Yves Nyamien, Ysidor N'guessan Konan, Daouda Sidibe, "Evaluation of the Relationship between the Quality Parameters of Stocked Maize Grains (Zea mays L.) in Polypropylene Bags Containing Leaves of Lippia multiflora (Verbanaceae) and Hyptis suaveolens (Lamiaceae)", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i6/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198422, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019, 748 - 754

Download PDF


Viewed 38 times.

Downloaded 12 times.