Q- What factors may be responsible for losses of grains during storage?
Answer- There are several factors that may be responsible for losses of grains during storage. These factors affects the grain and are also essential for their production. Some of them are:
Abiotic factor: The abiotic factors such as drought, salinity, water logging, heat, cold and frost cause major loss to the crop. Due to these factors the crop production decreases and
Biotic factors: The biotic factors includes insect, fungi, pests e.t.c. that spoils crop, thereby it decrease crop production or farm yield. Few nematodes also helps in increasing fertility of the soil to get better production.