By Umar Nsubuga
The rainy season has stabilised in most parts of the country. If not well stored, a farmer might incure looses. Below is how you can keep your harvest safe.
-Cover dried produce to avoid exposure to moisture. Exposure may cause poor germination for grains you intend to plant in the next season.
-If challenged with storage space, sell off some of the produce to avoid losses.
-Constantly check the produce to make sure no weevil infestation takes place
-Apply anti-weevil powder. Ask your drug shop adviser or farmer leader what to do.
-Mix Tephrosia or other botanicals that have been established scientifically to keep weevil infestation at hay.
-If the produce is stored in traditional granaries, ensure that the granaries do not leak. Cover the top of the granaries with polyethene paper or spear grass cuttings.
-Paint the poles of the granary with anti-termite drugs. Ask your drug shop or farmer adviser for the right drug.
-Seek advice from post-harvest experts on how to store your grain.