ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5521, ISSN ONLINE 2285-1372, ISSN-L 2285-1364


Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXIV, Issue 2
Written by Mariana Valentina PETRE, Mona Elena POPA

Wheat is one of the most important cereals grown worldwide. After harvesting it must be stored in appropriate conditions in order to retains its nutritional and quality properties. During storage the wheat can be degraded due to improper storage conditions. The analyzes that are assessed to establish the quality of the wheat stored for a longer period are: proteins content, humidity, ash, Falling Number test and aflatoxins incidence. This paper makes an overview of the storage conditions available worldwide, the effects of the storage conditions on the quality of the wheat preserved in silos, warehouses or halls. In order to monitor the wheat storage condition it is necessary to follow the important parameters of storage, temperature and relative humidity. Optimal storage can ensure the good quality and and ventilation. Therefore, it is very important that the storage areas are properly prepared after harvesting. This preparation involves a general cleaning, followed by disinfection, derating and repair of cracks in the walls and floor, which, could become nests conducive to the development of insect larvae. Proper storage of agricultural products but also initial quality parameters of raw material represent very important factors for maintaining their quality and quantity for a long period of time.

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