Authors : Vipin Babhulkar1, Ashish Lambat2, Prachi Lambat3, Rajesh Gadewar 4, Atul Banginwar5
Page Nos : 29-33
Kabuli Chana is an important sources of protein. The seed infestation by pulse beetle during storage is a major problem. This paper gives a brief account of certain Physical, Physiological, Biochemical and Mycological changes in qualities of Kabuli Chana seeds due to infestation of pulse beetle during storage. In the present study, it was found that the percentage of moisture content, total ash, crude fiber, crude protein significantly increased and crude fat total carbohydrate, total sugar pulse beetle reducing sugar and non-reducing sugar significantly decreased in pulse beetle infested seeds of Kabuli Chana during storage. Increase in protein content is attributed to insect metabolites like uric acid, which is nitrogenous is nature. The incidence percentage of fungi such as species of Alternaria, Aspergillus, Curvularia, Fusarium Penicilium and Rhizopus were predominant over all other fungi on infested Kabuli Chana seeds and it is increased with increase in pulse beetle infestation during storage. The physical and physiological qualities of Kabuli Chana seeds i.e. 100-seed weight, germination, seedling vigour and field emergence percentage decreased with increase in infestation of pulse beetle during storage.