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Dieudonné Baributsa


  • Associate Professor of Entomology
Smith Hall Room 135
901 W. State Street
Purdue University
W. Lafayette, IN 47907

International Programs In Agriculture 

  • Team Manager -Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS)
Smith Hall Room 135
901 W. State Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Awards & Honors

(2016) Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award, Purdue Improved Crop Storage Team. Purdue University.

(2015) Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) Team Engagement Award. Purdue’s Office of Engagement; Purdue University.

(2014) Seed Award. Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS3) Project; Purdue University.

(2013) Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2012) International IPM Excellence Award, Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage. Seventh International IPM Symposium.

(2011) Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage Project (PICS) named “Best Practice”. INTERACTION, a consortium of Non-Governemental Organizations, Washington, DC.

(2009) International IPM Excellence Award, IPM CRSP Project. Sixth International IPM Symposium, Portland, Oregon.

(2006) Phi Kappa Phi Honor. Phi Kappa Phi Society.

(2004) Phi Beta Delta Honor. Phi Beta Delta Society.

Selected Publications

Tubbs, T. A., Baributsa, D., & Woloshuk, C. P. (2016). Impact of opening hermetic storage bags on grain quality, fungal growth and aflatoxin accumulation. Elsevier BV, 69, 276-281. doi:10.1016/j.jspr.2016.10.003

Martin, D. T., Williams, S. B., Baributsa, D., & Murdock, L. L. (2015). The effect of small leaks, grain bulk, and the patching of leaks on theperformance of hermetic storage. JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH, 62, 40-45. doi:10.1016/j.jspr.2015.03.005

Williams, S. B., Murdock, L. L., Kharel, K., & Baributsa, D. (2016). Grain size and grain depth restrict oxygen movement in leaky hermetic containers and contribute to protective effect. Elsevier BV, 69, 65-71. doi:10.1016/j.jspr.2016.06.006

Baoua, I., & Murdock, L. (2013). Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS) Bag: Size Matters! (E-263-W). Retrieved from

Baoua, I., & Baributsa, D. (2010). Le sac PICS, pour une conservation saine, sécuritaire du niébé et une meilleure valorisation de la production agricole en milieu rural. 1.

Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Murdock, L., & Moussa, B. (2010). Profitable Chemical-Free Cowpea Storage Technology for Smallholder Farmers in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. Tenth International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 1046-1052. Retrieved from

Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Kamarou Djibo, A., & Baributsa, D. (2010). Cell phone video for communicating hermetic cowpea storage skills. 5th World Cowpea Research Conference.

Flores, L., Rukazambuga, D., & Wise, J. (2012). Expanding Pest Management Capacity: Rwanda Case Study. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension.

Baoua, I., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Abdoulaye, T., & Murdock, L. (2012). Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (Pics) Technology. (E-262-W), 4. Retrieved from

Dabire, C., Sawadogo, K., & Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. (2013). Increasing women's participation in cowpea storage activities: The case of Burkina Faso. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 5(10), 232-239. Retrieved from

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