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  1. Cowpea bruchids (Callosobruchus maculatus) can cause damage to cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds in storage, resulting in post-harvest losses. In the animated video we describe a solarization technique for killing cowpea bruchids before the seeds are stored. Scientific Animations Without Borders...
  2. This video explains how to dry grains after harvest by using the High Velocity Solar Grain Dryer. Drying grain is important because it reduces the chance for mold growth in the grain, which will increase its storage life as well as ensuring that it will sell at a higher price. Instructions on how...
  3. Key Resource 2001-01-01 Often the biggest challenge faced by a tropical farmer is not in the production of a crop but rather in the preservation of the crop. Farmers may want to preserve a crop for future consumption or for sale at a time when the market will offer a higher price. Using a solar dehydrator is a simple,...
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  5. 1980-01-01 Prepared under the direction of the Solar Energy subcommittee of the Midwest Plan Service. 86 pages, illustrated
  6. Abstract, Peanut Science, 2018 An indirect, passive, wooden dryer, with a galvanized steel panel (4.5 m2 ) and four wire mesh shelves (2.62 m2 each), was constructed in Kumasi, Ghana. The dryer was evaluated for its capacity in drying of freshly-harvested in-shell peanuts on a single layer (8.5...
  7. Solar food drying is the healthy, sustainable way to preserve high-quality, locally grown foods.Food dryinghas become very popular in recent years, with electric food dryers now available in most every department store. But instead of using costly electricity for the job, you can easily build...
  8. AccessAgriculture Training Video When chillies remain moist, moulds develop and the chillies will go bad. Some moulds produce a poison, called aflatoxin, which is toxic to people. To speed up drying and to dry your food hygienically you can use a solar dryer that uses the heat of the sun to dry...
  9. AccessAgriculture Training Video Many pineapples are wasted, because they cannot be kept fresh for more than a week. By drying pineapples farmers can reduce waste and earn more money throughout the year.
  10. AccessAgriculture Training Video Farmers and vegetable sellers find it hard to sell leafy vegetables even a day after harvest because the leaves spoil quickly, but solar drying allows farmers to reduce losses and sell leafy vegetables out of the main harvest season.