Effects of Storage Structure Type and Pesticide Type on The Physico-Chemical Properties of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculatus) After Three Months’ Storage: The Case of Daffiama Bussie Issa District

South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Year: 2021 (August), Volume: (2), Issue. (5)
First page: (20) Last page: (32)
Online ISSN: 2582-7065
doi: 10.48165/sajssh.2021.2502

Effects of Storage Structure Type and Pesticide Type on The  Physico-Chemical Properties of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculatus) After  Three Months’ Storage: The Case of Daffiama Bussie Issa District

Kwadwo Asante Berchie1 & Prosper Maaledoma2

1 PhD Fellow, Tutor: Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education, Department of Technical and Vocational  Training (TVET). P O Box 71 Wa, Upper West Region – Ghana. 
2 Tutor, McCoy College of Education. Department of Science, P O Box ND 12, Nadowli- Ghana.

Corresponding Author: Kwadwo Asante Berchie , Email: kaberchie@yahoo.com 

Online Published:
7th October 2021

Received:
15th June 2021

Accepted:
18th August 2021

How to cite the Article

Berchie, K. A., & Maaledoma, P. (2021). Effects of Storage Structure Type and Pesticide Type on The Physico-Chemical Properties of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculatus) After Three Months’ Storage: The Case of Daffiama Bussie Issa District. South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(5), 20–32. https://doi.org/10.48165/sajssh.2021.2502 Cite
Berchie, Kwadwo Asante, and Prosper Maaledoma. “Effects of Storage Structure Type and Pesticide Type on The Physico-Chemical Properties of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculatus) After Three Months’ Storage: The Case of Daffiama Bussie Issa District.” South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 2, no. 5, 2021, pp. 20–32, http://doi.org/10.48165/sajssh.2021.2502. Cite
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Berchie KA, Maaledoma P. Effects of Storage Structure Type and Pesticide Type on The Physico-Chemical Properties of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculatus) After Three Months’ Storage: The Case of Daffiama Bussie Issa District. SAJSSH. 2021;2(5):20‑32. DOI: 10.48165/sajssh.2021.2502 Cite
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ABSTRACT

Cowpea is an important grain legume widely used as food in Ghana and the world at large. It is a  significant protein source used by many people in several countries. However, its postharvest  management, especially storage, can be problematic because it is easily attached by storage pest  insects, particularly Callosobruchus maculatus. Cowpea storage is crucial as the product is  protected against damage and deterioration. Also, it is preserved until such a time that market  prices are reasonable before they are marketed, enhancing food security. Cowpea grains that are  predisposed to insects often attack significantly reduce the quantity and quality, which renders the  product unwholesome for human consumption. A survey will be conducted in Daffiama Bussie  Issa District in the Upper West Region of Ghana to identify storage structures and storage  protectants used by stakeholders to store cowpea. The cowpea variety to be used for the  experiment is called ‘songotra’ and is considered the people’s choice. At the end of the storage  period, the physical and chemical properties of the cowpea grains were assessed to confirm  whether there is a significant effect on them. Test on the viability of seeds will be conducted. The  findings will show which storage structure and protectants proved to be more effective by killing  the cowpea weevil and unearth the treatment that will offer the highest and lowest protection.  Pairwise Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) Version 9.0 was used to analyse the  survey data. It is recommended that further research is conducted on the quantity of cowpea used  for storage with an extended storage period.     

KEYWORDS

Effects, Pesticide Physico-chemical, Cowpea and treatment