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What factors may be responsible for losses of grains during storage?

Q2.    What factors may be responsible for losses of grains during storage?

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Factors responsible for losses of grains during storage are:

1. Biotic factors such as insects, rodents, and bacteria

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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