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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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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): 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
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