The IRRI Super Bag is a farmer-friendly storage bag that allows cereal grains and other crops (e.g., coffee) to be safely stored for extended periods. The Super bag fits as a liner inside existing storage bags (e.g., woven polypropylene or jute bags).
Super Bags reduce the flow of both oxygen and water between the stored grain or seed and the outside atmosphere. When properly sealed, respiration of grain and insects inside the bag reduce oxygen levels from 21% to 5%. This reduction reduces live insects to less than 1 insect/kg of grain without using insecticides -- often within 10 days of sealing.
To access fact sheets on this aspect of postharvest management as well as other topics in rice production and manangement, go to IRRI's Rice Knowledge Bank
International Rice Research Institute
11 years ago