Improvement of Jute Packages to Resist Insects during Storage of Bean SeedsR. H. Morsy Azzam1, M. A. Sorour2* and A. S. Elmahrouky2
- *Corresponding Author:
- M. A. Sorour
Dept. of Food Eng. and Packaging
Food Technology Research Institute
Agricultural Research center, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 10, 2011; Accepted Date: November 17, 2011; Published Date: November 19, 2011
Citation: Morsy Azzam RH, Sorour MA, Elmahrouky AS (2011) Improvement of Jute Packages to Resist Insects during Storage of Bean Seeds. J Textile Sci Engg 1:101. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000101
Copyright: © 2011 Morsy Azzam RH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The most important factor for obtaining good fiber is the strength of adhesion between fiber and polymer. Jute bags were treated with aqueous extracts from two insecticidal plants, Chenopodium ambrosioides and Lantana camara, to reduce damage to stored bean seeds by Acanthoscelides obtectus. The hydrophobic nature of jute bags makes it difficult to adhere to plants extract due to the presence of hydroxyl groups in various constituents of jute and treatment of jute bags with sodium hydroxide (5%) alleviate such problem. Infested bean seeds were kept in small treated jute bags (infestation rate 4%) and stored for six months in order to evaluate the protection efficiency of the fabric against damage to bean seeds. Alkali jute bags were treated with different concentrations of L.camara and C. ambrosiodes extract (10, 20, 30, 40%), The least percent of bean seed damaged 2.5% was recorded for alkali jute bags treated with 40% L.camara extract.