Storing cowpea seeds for a season and a reason

    | October 5, 2009

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    Our news story from Nigeria talks about the promotion of the triple-bagging technique for storing cowpeas. Triple-bagging works because it creates an airtight seal. Bruchids – the most important pest for cowpea farmers to manage – cannot survive without oxygen, so airtight storage keeps cowpeas safe. This script, published by Farm Radio International in 2006, describes the triple-bagging method in detail. It also provides information on storing cowpeas in airtight metal drums.

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