Archive
7th of September 2015
Biology
Q:

why is storage of grain necessary?

Kanhaiya Varshney - CBSE - Class IX

Monday, September 07, 2015 at 18:29:PM

A:

Hi Kanhaiya,

It is important to store grains because of the following reasons:

  • High temperature and high moisture affect grain quality and can cause rapid decline in germination, colour, oil composition, and many other characteristics of grains.
  • Insects and fungus impair the quality of grains directly by their feeding and development, and indirectly by generating heat and moisture.  
  • High temperature and moisture favour development of insects and moulds.  

Monday, September 07, 2015 at 18:35:PM