Journal Articles

Storage of Maize
  1. Baoua, I.B., Amadou, L., Ousmane, B., Baributsa, D., Murdock, L.L. 2014. PICS bags for postharvest storage of maize in West Africa. Journal of Stored Products Research, 58(9):20-28.
 
  1. Ng’ang’a, J., Mutungi, C., Imathiu, S.M., et al. 2016. Low permeability triple-layer plastic bags prevent losses of maize caused by insects in rural on-farm stores. Food Sec. 8:621
 
  1. Williams S.B., Murdock, L.L., Baributsa, D. 2017. Storage of Maize in Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) Bags. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0168624. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168624
 
  1. Anankware, P., et al. (2012). "Efficacy of the Multiple-Layer Hermetic Storage Bag for Biorational Management Of primary Beetle Pests of Stored Maize.”
Cowpea
  1. Baoua, I.B., Amadou, L., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.D., Murdock, L.L. 2013. Side by side comparison of GrainPro and PICS bags for postharvest preservation of cowpea grain in Niger. Journal of Stored Products Research, 54(4):13-16.
 
  1. Baoua, I.B., Amadou, L., & Murdock, L.L. 2013. Triple bagging for cowpea storage in rural Niger: Questions farmers ask. Journal of Stored Products Research 52(7):86-92.
 
  1. Baoua, I.B., Margam, V., Amadou, L., Murdock, L.L. 2012. Performance of triple bagging hermetic technology for postharvest storage of cowpea grain in Niger. Journal of Stored Products Research, 51(5):81-85.
 
  1. Moussa, B., et al. (2011). "The economic impact of cowpea research in West and Central Africa: A regional impact assessment of improved cowpea storage technologies." Journal of Stored Products Research 47(3): 147-156.
 
  1. Murdock, L. L., et al. (2012). "Death by desiccation: Effects of hermetic storage on cowpea bruchids." Journal of Stored Products Research 49(0): 166-170.
 
  1. Sanon, A., et al. (2011). "Triple-bagging of cowpeas within high density polyethylene bags to control the cowpea beetle Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)." Journal of Stored Products Research 47(3): 210-215.
Groundnut
  1. Baributsa, D., Baoua, I.B., Bakoye, O.N., Amadou, L., Murdock, L.L. 2017. PICS bags safely store unshelled and shelled groundnuts in Niger. Journal of Stored Products Research, 72:54-58
 
  1. Sudini, H., Ranga Rao, G.V., Gowda, C.L.L., Chandrika, R., Margam, V., Rathore, A., Murdock, L.L., 2015. Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags for safe storage of groundnuts. Journal of Stored Products Research, 64B (6):133-138.
Bambara
  1. Baoua, I.B., Amadou, L., Baributsa, D., Murdock, L.L. 2014. Triple bag hermetic technology for post-harvest preservation of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.). Journal of Stored Products Research, 58(5):48-52.
Rice
  1. Baoua, I.B., Amadou, L., Bakoye, O.N., Baributsa, D., Murdock, L.L. 2016. Triple bagging hermetic technology for post-harvest preservation of paddy rice Oryza sativa in the Sahel of West Africa. Journal of Stored Products Research, 68(7):73-79.
Pigeonpea
  1. Affognon, H.D., Njoroge, A.W., Mutungi, C.M., Manono, J., Baributsa, D., Murdock, L.L. 2016. Storage of pigeonpea grain (Cajanus cajanus (L.) Millsp) in hermetic triple-layer bags prevents losses caused by Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)(Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Proceedings:  XXIX International Horticultural Conference:  Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes:  International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts. Acta Horticulturae, 1120: 245-251.
 
  1. Vales, M.I., Ranga Rao, G.V., Sudini, H., Patil, S.B., Murdock, L.L. 2014. Effective and economic storage of pigeonpea seed in triple layer plastic bags. Journal of Stored Products Research, 58(10):29-38.
Hibiscus
  1. Amadou, L., Baoua, I.B., Baributsa, D., Williams, S.B., Murdock, L.L. 2016. Triple bag hermetic technology for controlling a bruchid (Spermophagus sp.) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in stored Hibiscus sabdariffa grain. Journal of Stored Products Research, 69(4):22-25.
Wheat
  1. Martin, D.T., Baributsa, D., Huesing, J.E., Williams, S.B., Murdock, L.L. 2015. PICS bags protect wheat grain, Triticum aestivum (L.), against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 63: 22-30.
Mung Bean
  1. Affognon, H., Njoroge, A.W., Mutungi, C.M., Manono, J., Lamuka, P.O., Murdock, L.L. 2014. Storage of mung bean (Vigna radiata [L.] Wilczek) and pigeonpea grains (Cajanus cajan [L.] Millsp) in hermetic triple-layer bags stops losses caused by Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 58(9):39-47.
Cassava
  1. Hell, K., Edoh Ognakossan, K., Lamboni, Y. 2014. PICS hermetic storage bags ineffective in controlling infestations of Prostephanus truncates and Dinoderus spp. in traditional cassava chips. Journal of Stored Products Research, 58(6):53-58.
 
  1. Popoola, K. O. K. (2012). "Hermetic control treatment of p. Truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) infestation on stored dried cassava chips in polythen bags." Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology 4(3): 118-120.
Common Bean
  1. Mutungi, C.M., Affognon, H., Njoroge, A.W., Manono, J., Baributsa, D., Murdock, L.L. 2015. Triple- Layer Plastic Bags Protect Dry Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) Against Damage by Acanthoscelides obtectus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) during Storage. Journal of Economic Entomology, 1-10 (2015).
Aflatoxin
  1. Lane, B. and Woloshuk, C. 2017. Impact of storage environment on the efficacy of hermetic storage bags. Journal of Stored Products Research, 72: 83-89.
 
  1. Maina, A.W., Wagacha, J.M., Mwaura, F.B., Muthomi, J.W., Woloshuk, C.P. 2016. Postharvest practices of maize farmers in Kaiti District, Kenya and the impact of hermetic storage on populations of Aspergillus spp. And aflatoxin contamination. Journal of Food Research, 5, doi:10.5539/jfr.v5n6p53.
 
  1. Maina, A.W., Wagacha, J.M., Mwaura, F.B., Muthomi, J.W., Woloshuk, C.P. 2016. Assessment of farmer’s maize production practices and effect of triple-layer hermetic storage on the population of Fusarium and fumonisin contamination. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 5, 21-30. Doi: 10.12691/wjar-5-1-4.
 
  1. Ng'ang'a, C. Mutungi, S. Imathiu, H. Affognon. Effect of triple-layer hermetic bagging on mould infection and aflatoxin contamination of maize during multi-month on-farm storage in Kenya. Journal of Stored Products Research, 69:119-128, ISSN 0022-474X.
 
  1. Tubbs, T., Baributsa, D., Woloshuk, C. 2016. Impact of opening hermetic storage bags on grain quality, fungal growth and aflatoxin accumulation. J. Stored Products Research, 69: 276-281.
 
  1. Williams, S.B., Baributsa, D., Woloshuk, C. 2014. Assessing Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags to mitigate fungal growth and aflatoxin contamination. Journal of Stored Products Research, 59(7):190-196.
On Storage technologies:
  1. Murdock, L.L., Baoua, I.B. 2014. On Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS) Technology: Background, Mode of Action, Future Prospects. Journal of Stored Products Research, 58(9):3-11.
 
  1. Baributsa, D., et al. (2010). "Profitable chemical-free cowpea storage technology for smallholder farmers in Africa: opportunities and challenges." Julius-Kuhn-Archiv(425).
 
  1. García-Lara, S., et al. (2013). "Portable hermetic storage bag resistant to Prostephanus truncatus, Rhyzopertha dominica, and Callosobruchus maculatus." Journal of Stored Products Research 54(0): 23-25.
 
  1. Kitch, L. W. and G. Ntoukam (1991c). Technical Bulletin No. 3: Airtight Storage of Cowpea in Triple Plastic Bags (Triple-bagging). Agronomic Research Institute of Cameroon, Maroua Research Center. CRSP Cowpea Storage Project.  L.L. Murdock (US-PI) and Zachee Boli (HC-PI).
Economics:
  1. Jones, M., Alexander, C., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., “An Initial Investigation of the Potential for Hermetic Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) Bags to Improve Incomes for Maize Producers in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Working Paper #11-3, September 2011, Department of Ag Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
 
  1. Jones, M., Alexander, C., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., “Profitability of Hermetic Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) Bags for African Common Bean Producers,” Working Paper #11-6, November 2011, Department of Ag Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Misc.
    1. Baributsa, D., et al. (2014). "The fate of triple-layer plastic bags used for cowpea storage." Journal of Stored Products Research(0).
 
  1. Kadjo, D., Ricker-Gilbert, J., Alexander, C., Abdoulaye, T. and Baco, M.N., 2014, “How do storage losses, technology, and price seasonality affect food security in sub-Saharan Africa?  Evidence from maize farmers in Benin”, submitted to Food Security.





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