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The control of postharvest diseases in durian

Hien, D.M., Thanh, H.V., Danh, P.Q. and O'Gara, E. (2004) The control of postharvest diseases in durian. In: Drenth, A. and Guest, D.I., (eds.) Diversity and Management of Phytophthora in Southeast Asia. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, pp. 217-221.

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Abstract

Disease incidence and disease severity associated with Phytophthora palmivora and other fungi was greater in fruit that had contact with soil during harvest, and when postharvest storage conditions were 15˚C and 90% relative humidity. Other fungi isolated from symptomatic fruit stored under ambient conditions included Fusarium sp., Mucor sp. and Botryodiplodia sp. Preharvest sprays of durian fruit with 2 g/L fosetyl-al significantly reduced postharvest disease incidence and symptom severity compared with water-treated controls. A combination of preharvest spray and postharvest fruit dip of 1 g/L a.i. fosetyl-Al gave the best disease control. A postharvest dip of fruit in 1 g/L a.i. fosetyl-Al did not reduce postharvest rot.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Copyright: © Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Notes: ACIAR Monograph 114 - Paper from The First Regional Workshop on Phytophthora in Southeast Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8th-12th November 2002
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4235
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