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Q5.    How do storage grain losses occur?

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Grain after being cultivated from the field are stored in warehouses.

Storage gain losses can occur due to:

1. Biotic factors such as insects, rodents, and bacteria which feed on the grains making it unfit for human consumption.

2. Abiotic factors such as moisture and temperatures in the place of storage.

These affect the quality, causes a loss in weight, discoloration of produce, thereby making the grains unfit for the market.

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