chckpeaWeevil infestation can cause serious crop loss to African chick pea farmers, but  Purdue University’s “pics bag”  (Purdue Improved Crop Storage)  is enjoying great success in reducing the crop loss. Invented  by entomology professor Larry Murdock  It’s an inexpensive three bag approach that makes the grain storage bags airtight, smothering the weevils and saving the bagged peas with no need for insecticides in crop storage areas.

The Pics bags worked so well with chick peas, they are now being studied for use with other after harvest pest prone crops like wheat, rice, corn and other beans.  The whole story is HERE