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Know more about the groundnut bruchid in storage:
Farmers generally storing their groundnut after harvest in storage for getting good price. During storage, groundnut may damage by the bruchid insect. Emerging larva enters into the pod of directly in seed and feed the seed by making tunnel inside. The infestation is generally more around the gunny bags or groundnut heaps up to 50 cm depth. Groundnut pods turn into bunches. On higher incidence, temperature and moisture increase in the storage which leads to fungal development. Infested groundnut does not remain suitable for sale. Take care of it.